Fire dam­ages home, 2 dogs res­cued

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WASH­ING­TON TWP. » A house fire Mon­day even­ing left some dam­age be­hind af­ter fire­fight­ers worked at the scene for nearly two hours.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials, fire crews were dis­patched to a home on the first block of Sy­camore Road, just off Church Street, at 5:20 p.m. The fire was re­ported by a neigh­bor who saw flames com­ing from a sec­ond-floor win­dow.

Crews from the nearby Bally Sta­tion of Eastern Berks Fire were quickly on scene. Upon ar­rival, fire­fight­ers brought out two dogs from the home, and quickly stretched a hose line into the fire room. Fire of­fi­cials said the ini­tial fire was knocked down with over­haul to make sure the fire had not ex­tended.

Crews were on scene for two

hours. No in­juries were re­ported. Although a dam­age es­ti­mate was not im­me­di­ately avail­able, Wash­ing­ton Town­ship Fire Mar­shall Ricky Smith ruled the fire ac­ci­den­tal.

Re­spond­ing to the scene were Eastern Berks Fire, Boy­er­town Area Fire & Res­cue, Here­ford Fire, Penns­burg Fire and Bally Am­bu­lance.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF EAST­ERN BERKS FIRE DEPART­MENT

Crews ar­rived to the scene of a house fire Mon­day even­ing to fire smoke and flames on the sec­ond floor. Fire­fight­ers safely re­moved two dogs from the res­i­dence and were on the scene for about two hours.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF EAST­ERN BERKS FIRE DEPART­MENT

Fire­fight­ers were called to the first block of Sy­camore Road Mon­day even­ing in re­sponse to a re­ported house fire. The fire was ruled ac­ci­den­tal in na­ture and no in­juries were re­ported.

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