At 2021 hrs. on 12/12/00, Berks County Communications dispatched companies 56 (Gouglersville), 59 (Lincoln Park) and 57 (Mohnton) to the area of 110 Rosemont Ave. in Cumru Twp. for a possible structure fire. Co. 59 units arriving on the scene first reported fire showing in the rear between the 100 blocks of Rosemont and Newkirk Aves. Upon further investigation, two debris fires were found burning against exterior walls of a vacant residence at 110 Newkirk and quickly extinguished. All companies were in station by 2100.

At 2215 hrs. on 12/12/00 companies 56, 59 & 57 were again dispatched, this time to 110 Newkirk Ave., for a structure fire. Co. 59 units arrived on location in the area to find a fully involved garage/workshop behind 111 Cortelyou Ave., one block from the earlier fire on Newkirk Ave. Co. 56 units checked the Newkirk Ave. address while en route and found nothing there. The garage fire was brought under control within 15 minutes, but the garage and contents were lost. Companies were in station by 2400 hrs.

Fire Police were posted overnight to secure the scene and the Cumru Twp. Fire Marshall and Cumru Twp. Police are investigating both incidents.