The Holidays Are a Time to be More Vigilant About House Fires

Holiday Fire Safety Tips The holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for household fires, so take note of these tips to reduce your risk. Residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year. The U.S. Fire […]

True Life: Altimar

True Life: Altimar Sunday, November 1, 2015, Mary Altimar was at dinner with a friend catching up, her husband Marty Altimar and their two children were running Sunday errands when their evening took a dramatic change… Mary was enjoying her dinner and her cell phone rang but showed a phone number she did not know […]

Firefighters battle multi-alarm fire in Cumru

Firefighters battle multi-alarm fire in Cumru CUMRU TWP., Pa. – Firefighters worked about a half-hour to get control of a two-alarm blaze at an apartment building in Berks County. The first crews were dispatched shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday to the 2100 block of New Holland Road, also designated as Route 625, just south of […]

Seven displaced after early morning fire – News – Republican Herald

Seven displaced after early morning fire AMY MARCHIANO Published: April 27, 2016 Seven people are displaced after an early morning house fire at 622 N. Second St. in Pottsville. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 1:51 a.m. for a working structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters were met with heavy smoke and fire. “It was […]

Fairgrounds Up and Running

Reporters’ Notebook: Fast fix-up after fire at Fairgrounds Market Tuesday April 12, 2016 12:01 AM Reading Eagle   MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP, PA. When I arrived at 6 a.m. on Friday to fill in for the regular police reporter, I was just happy that I’d made it to work on time. It was a good thing, because […]

True Life: Samolewicz

True Life: Samolewicz Mr. and Mrs. Lavender: On November 2, 2014 we had a fire in our home at 605 Frederick St., Sinking Spring. The fire was more than likely started by our yellow lab jumping up on the counter to look for food.  He inadvertently ignited the gas burner on the stove.  Fortunately, we […]

Fairgrounds Market After the Fire

Berks Fire Water Restorations provided emergency commercial restoration services to open the Fairgrounds Farmer’s Market to public as soon as possible.  Berks Fire Water Restorations understands business continuity is of utmost importance when handling a commercial loss. Fairgrounds Market Cleans Up After Fire – WFMZ Fairgrounds Market Cleans Up After Fire – Reading Eagle

Smoke Damages Boscov’s Fairgrounds Farmers Market

Smoke damages Boscov’s Fairgrounds Farmers Market Friday April 8, 2016 12:01 AM By Michael Yoder   MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP, PA A malfunctioning meat smoker at a food stand caused extensive smoke damage Thursday to the Boscov’s Fairgrounds Farmers Market in Muhlenberg Township, a fire investigator said. Boscov’s officials announced the market would be closed today and […]

Apartment fire does $10,000 in damage

The residents of the apartment in the 300 block of Constitution Way got out without injury; no firefighters were injured. Apartment fire does $10,000 in damage A Tuesday night fire remains under investigation after causing extensive damage to an apartment in Bingaman Court in Reading. Deputy Chief Gary Mogel said firefighters were dispatched at about […]

Birdsboro House Fire

Berks Fire Water Restorations Called to Perform Emergency Fire Restoration Services for Home in Birdsboro Two-alarm fire severely damages home in Birdsboro A two-alarm fire caused by a dryer in the basement severely damaged a home in Birdsboro late Friday night. Crews from six different departments responded to the scene of the fire at 712 […]