Berks Fire Water Responds to Cumru Township Fire

Berks Fire Water Restorations was called by the Cumru Township Fire Department for board up services after a quick moving fire damages home.

Berks Fire Water Restorations Responds to Cumru Fire


A fire heavily damaged a family’s home in Berks County on Monday.

The fire was reported shortly before 5 p.m. at 780 N. Church St. in Cumru Township, just outside Mohnton.

The fire quickly went to two alarm, with officials summoning extra manpower to the scene and requesting a remote fill site be set up to provide water.

Flames tore through the roof of the home before firefighters could get the upper hand.

“I mean turning down the street, you could just see smoke everywhere,” said Gabrielle Costello.

The family’s six dogs were safely removed, but there are still two cats missing.

It is believed the fire started in the rear of the house, and officials say the wind may have contributed to the fire.

“It was very fast. I’m not sure how much wind was blowing at the time, but it looks like it was helping it spread,” said Deputy Chief James Seiger.

There were no reports of injuries.

The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the displaced family.

Authorities are investigating, but they tell 69 News they do not believe the fire is suspicious.