These incidents occurred in Reading over the past few weeks:
----010502: 0001 hours box 45, 11th & Elm streets, AOF 317 N.10th st. 3 story vacant M.O.R. dwelling arson fire 1st floor. Under control time was 0010. Companies assigned: E1,12,9,Sn1,L3,R1,M-1, C-4 & 6, E3(safety co.)
----010702: 0215 hours box 76, Front & Buttonwood streets, AOF 334 N. Front street. 3 story vacant M.O.R. dwelling suspicious fire 1st floor. Under control time was 0224 hours. Companies assigned: E3,11,1,L1,Sn1,R1,M-3, C-4 & 7, E5(safety co.)
----010802: 1804 hours box 428, 9th & Elm streets, AOF rear of 314 N. 9th st. 2 story 40x40 auto repair garage heavily involved with extension to attached 3 story apartment building on exposure 3 side. Additional engine special called at 1812 hours, 2nd alarm struck at 1824 hours with fire under control at 1854 hours. Companies assigned: 1st alarm: E1,3,9,Sn1,L3,R1,M-1, C-5 & 7, E12(safety co.) Special call: E5. 2nd alarm: E11,14,L1, M-2, C-1,3, & 6
----011302: 0125 hours box 65, 11th & Oley streets AOF 620 N. 11th street. 3 story occupied M.O.R. dwelling, heavy fire 1st floor with extension to exposures 2 & 4 (similar attached). Under control time was 0218 hours with 1 minor firefighter injury and 8 civilians left temporarily homeless. Companies assigned: E9,1,12,L3,Sn1,R1,M-3, C-2, E11(safety co.)
----011402: 0824 hours box 28, 8th & Muhlenberg streets, AOF 727 McIlvan street. 3 story occupied M.O.R. dwelling, arson fire 1st floor. Under control time was 0830 with 1 civilian treated on scene for burns and smoke inhalation. Companies assigned: E1,5,12,Sn1,L1,R1,M-3, C-5 & 7, E3(safety co.)
----same date : ***MVA PIN JOB***** 1740 hours rescue assignment dispatched to 16th street & Perkiomen avenue for MVA. Companies arrived to find an accident involving a transit bus and automobile with 1 occupant pinned in auto and pole with high voltage power lines sheared by bus. Additional medic unit special called at 1751 hours with victim extricated with jaws at 1802. One victim med-i-vac'ed with serious injuries with 2nd victim transported via medic unit with serious injuries. Companies assigned: E12,R1,M-4, C-6. Special call: M-3
----011502: *****BURNING BODY DISCOVERED*** 0402 hours still alarm dispatched for unknown type fire in rear yeard of a dwelling at 618 Chestnut street. Companies arrived at 0404 to find pile of trash/debris burning in rear yard with body of 30-ish male underneath. Medic unit special called at 0409 hours with victim pronounced DOA at 0411.(Further investigation revealed male was murdered elsewhere with body disposed of and torched in rear yard of dwelling.) Companies assigned: E1,Sn1,C-6. Special call: M-4 & C-1
----011602: ****EXPLOSION WITH INJURIES***** 1129 hours box 2169,AOF Polymer/DSM Engineering @ 2120 Fairmont Avenue. Companies arrived to find large industrial plant with explosion of machinery inside with 2 employees injured. Scene secured and situation under control at 1141 with both workers transported for injuries. Companies assigned: E9,11,1,3,L3,R2, M-1 & 3, C-1,7, & 600(E.M.S. chief)
----same date: 1802 hours box 37, 6th & Penn streets AOF 36 N. 6th street. 3 story mixed occupancy (apartments above commercial) with arson fire 1st floor. Under control time was 1815 with 1 civilian transported for unspecified injuries. Companies assigned: E1,3,5,Sn1,L1,R2,M-4, C-3 & 6, E12(safety co.)