These fires occurred in Reading over the past week:
----101800: At 2105 hours, box 141, 5th & Franklin streets was transmitted for a reported apartment building on fire at 518 Franklin streets. Companies arrived at 2106, and upon investigation discovered a working fire in a room on the 2nd floor of a 3 story M.O.R. apartment building. The fire was brought under control at 2118 hours with 1-1&3/4-inch line. One occupant was treated at a local hospital for unknown injuries in the accidental fire. Damage was listed at $5,000. Companies assigned: E3,13,14,Sn1,L1,R1,Medic1,C-8 and E11-safety company.
----102100: At 2227 hours, box 353, Front and Greenwich streets was transmitted for a dwelling fire at 551 N. Front street. Companies arrived at 2230 hours to find heavy fire showing from the 1st floor rear of a 3 story M.O.R dwelling. Companies used a 2&1/2 and numerous 1&3/4-inch lines to bring the fire under control at 2258 hours. No injuries were reported in the fire which caused $35,000 damage and left 4 people homeless. Officials said the fire was caused by unattended cooking. Companies assigned: E11,3,1,L1,Sn1,R1,Medic1, C-5 & 7, E9-safety company.