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Fire guts bodega on 9th Street
By JASON BATZ
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Occupants flee this building at 9th & Elm Streets in Reading. A rapidly spreading fire sent a large volume of smoke into the area.
Firefighters prepare to enter this burning corner store at 9th & Elm Streets in Reading.
By Jason Batz
Reading Firefighters responded to this fire at 9th & Elm Streets during the morning of January 7th.
Reading, PA - On Monday, January 7th dispatchers at the Berks County Department of Emergency Services 911 center began taking calls from several people reporting smoke pouring from a bodega at 9th & Elms Streets. With companies responding on Box 0102, Chief Mogel (Car 2) arrived with smoke showing from a 3 story EOR bodega. A large volume of smoke hung in the area hampering vision while crews stretched hose lines into place. A line was charged and advanced into the store knocking down fire overhead. Ladder crews setup for aerial operations and made a search of the 2nd & 3rd floors. A second line was stretched into the 2nd floor of the building in case of fire extension. The bulk of the fire was knocked down at 1101 and all searches were clear. Crews overhauled the affected areas of the store while the fire marshal's office began their investigation. No injuries were reported.
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