These fires occurred in Reading over the past few weeks.
----082801: 1254 hours box 18, 7th & Bingaman streets, AOF 50 Neversink street. Two-and-a-half story stand alone dwelling fully involved on arrival. 2nd alarm struck at 1306, fire under control at 1431 hours.Four firefighters treated for minor injuries in fire which was ruled arson. Companies assigned: 1st alarm: E5,1,3,Sn1,L1,R1,M-3,C-2 & 9, E14(safety company). 2nd alarm: E13,12,M-2, C3 & 6. S/C: M-1.
----083001: 2346 hours box 1535, Callowhill apartments at 500 Walnut street. 4 story mixed occupancy (apts above commercial), fire in 4th floor apt. A, held by sprinklers and under control at 0005 hours. Companies assigned: E1,3,5,9,Sn1,L1,R1,M-3, C-7
----090401: 1548 hours box 254, 9th & Penn streets AOF 17 S. 9th street @ St. James church. 4 story 40x100 church, fire in loft and roof area. Fire started by lightning and under control at 1653 hours. Companies assigned: E1,5,3,L1,L3,R1,M-2,C-1 & E14(safety company)
---same date: 2115 hours Still and box 13, 3rd & Chestunut streets, AOF 300 block of Chestnut street. Underground electrical vault at 3 story 300x200 public school. Flames 20 feet in air from sidewalk vents threatening school. Numerous protective lines stretched.Under control times was 0027 hours with damage at $250,000. Companies assigned: Still alarm: E3,L1,C-6. Fill out box: E5,1,Sn1,R1,M-3, C-3 & E13(safety company)
----090801: 0612 hours box 2189, Maier's Bakery @ 640 Park avenue. (Next to E14's quarters) Large oven fire with extension to ductwork in large commercial building.Under control time was 0713 hours. Companies assigned: E14,5,3,1,L1,Sn1,R1,M-1, C-4 & 8
----same date: 2006 hours, box 252, 11th & Penn streets, AOF 1007 Penn street. 3 story M.O.R. apartment building, mattress fire 2nd floor with 1 occupant removed and transported with smoke inhalation. Under control time was 2015. Companies assigned:E1,13,3,Sn1,L1,R1,M-3,C-4 & 8, E5(safety company)
----090901: 0503 hours, box 525 Front & Amity streets, AOF 1510 Centre Avenue. 3 story M.O.R. apartment building, heavy fire showing 2nd floor rear extending to exposures 2 & 4 (similar attached buildings). 2nd alarm struck at 0521 and fire under control at 0611 hours with damage at $75,000. Companies assigned: 1st alarm: E11,3,9,L3,R1,M-3, C-4 & 8, E1(safety company). 2nd alarm: E5,13,L1,C-1 & 2 S/C for relief: E2,8,12
----091201: 0054 hours, box 135, 3rd & Franklin streets, AOF 225 Franklin street. 3 story M.O.R. vacant dwelling, fire showing 3rd floor. Under control time was 0110. Companies assigned: E3,5,1,L1,Sn1,R1,M-2,C-5 & 7, E13(safety company)
----091701: 1754 hours, box 812, McKnight & W. Douglass streets, AOF 630 McKnight street. 5 story 300x100 vacant factory, top floor fully involved. 2nd alarm struck on arrival at 1756, with a 3rd alarm struck at 1840. Loom-up visible for 10 miles.Fire held to building of origin despite exposures on 3 sides. Under control time was 2336 hours, with damage set at $250,000 and cause ruled arson.Companies assigned: 1st alarm : E11,3,9,L1,R2,M-3, C-3 & 6, E1(safety company). 2nd alarm: E5,13,Sn1,M-1 & 2, C-1,5, & 7. 3rd alarm: County E55,64,Trk64, & Sqd 64. S/C for relief and fire watch: E8,12, & 14