These incidents occurred in Reading over the past few weeks:
----021702: 2244 hours box 62, 8th & Greenwich streets, AOF 601 N. 9th street. 3 story mixed occupancy (apartments above grocery store) corner building, fire 1st floor. Under control time was 2316. Companies assigned: E9,1,11,L3,Sn1,R1,M-2, C-2 & 9, E3(safety company)
----021902: 2042 hours box 47, 10th & Green streets, AOF 452 & 454 Mulberry street. 2&1/2 story M.O.R. dwellings, heavy fire 1st floor rear. Under control time was 2100 hours. Companies assigned: E1,9,8,L3,L1,R1,M-4, C-3 & 6, E3(safety company)
----022102: 2048 hours box 254, 9th & Penn streets, AOF rear of 918-922 Penn street. Fire in large, 8' high pile of rubbish extended to a 3 story vacant M.O.R. building. Under control time was 2129. Companies assigned: E1,12,5,Sn1,L1,R1,M-4, C-3 & 6, E9(safety company)
----022402: **********Brush Fire******** 1553 hours, brush assignment dispatched to Mt.Penn mountain behind Reading High School. Companies arrived to find large working brush fire. Additional city brush unit special called at 1601 hours, with county mutual aid special called at 1615 hours. Under control time was 1700. Companies assigned: B1,B3, C-2 & 9. Special call: B2, County brush units from companies 1,2, & 4.
----022502: 1646 hours box 351, 4th & Buttonwood streets, AOF 425 N. 3rd street @ Reading Sheet Metal. Large 1 story industrial building with fire in the duct work. Under control time was 1657. Companies assigned: E3,11,1,L1,Sn1,R1,M-2,C-3 & 6, E5(safety company)
----030102: *******Brush Fire******1822 hours, brush assignment dispatched for fire in Hampden Park near Reading High School. Companies quickly contained a working brush fire, bringing it under control by 1837 hours. Companies assigned: E9,B1,B2, C-2 & 9
----030302: 1252 hours box 34, 3rd & Walnut streets, AOF 226 N. 4th street. 3 story duplex apartment building, fire 2nd floor rear. Under control time was 1300, with 1 firefighter transported for minor cut injury. Companies assigned: E3,1,5,L1,Sn1,R1,M-2, C-5 & 7, E12(safety company)
----030502: ********Brush Fire******** 1659 hours, brush assignment once again dispatched to Mount Penn Mountain above Reading High School. Companies arrived to find a large working brush fire. Additional county brush units special called at 1708 with fire under control at 1735. Companies assigned: B1,B2,B3, C-5 & 7. Special call: Brush units from county companies 1 & 4. (All 3 brush fires considered arson, investigations ongoing)
----030702: 2055 hours box 812, McKnight & W. Douglass streets, AOF 103 W.Douglass street. 3 story M.O.R. apartment building, fire 1st floor vacant apartment.Under control time was 2114 hours. Companies assigned: E11*,3,9,1,L1,R1,M-1, C-4 & 6, E5(safety company)*-E11 enroute to different call came across fire and went in service. Also, while investigating the fire @ 2230 hours, FM10 discovered fire set in garage @ rear of 109 W. Douglass street which was quickly extinguished by E11.
----031002: At 1310 hours E12,Sn1,& C-6 dispatched to Birdsboro Pa. (@10 miles south of Reading) to Rt.82, & Rt.724 to assist at 5-Alarm fire at the Armor-Cast complex, a roughly 3 block multi story industrial complex with heavy fire fanned by high winds. The companies operated until @ 2118 hours. Over 150 firefighters from Berks & Chester counties operated at the blaze for over 12 hours.
----031102: 1613 hours box 812,McKnight & W. Douglass streets, AOF rear of 820 N. Front street. 2 story 20x20 frame garage fully involved. Under control time was 1627 hours. Companies assigned: E11,3,8,L1,R1,M-2, C-3 & 6, E1(safety companu)
----031202: 0012 hours box 49, 12th & Buttonwood streets, AOF 450 Birch street. 2&1/2 story vacant M.O.R. dwelling, fire 1st floor. Under control time was 0058. Companies assigned: E1,12,8,L3,Sn1,R1,M-3, C-5 & 7, E3(safety company)