Fire mar­shal in­ves­ti­gat­ing house fire

Fire crews bat­tle base­ment fire at High­land Av­enue home on Fri­day morn­ing, April 6

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - FRONT PAGE - By Lisa Mitchell lmitchell@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @kutz­town­pa­triot on Twit­ter

The fire mar­shal is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a fire at a home on High­land Av­enue in Kutz­town Fri­day morn­ing, April 6.

At ap­prox­i­mately 10:20 a.m. on April 6, Kutz­town Fire Depart­ment Sta­tion 46 was dis­patched to a re­port of a struc­ture fire on High­land Av­enue on the North side of Kutz­town. The first to ar­rive on lo­ca­tion con­firmed a work­ing base­ment fire, ac­cord­ing to a Kutz­town Fire Com­pany Face­book post­ing.

“Lad­der 46 ar­rived mo­ments

later and dropped a line at the hy­drant and went in ser­vice with a 1 ¾” line. In­te­rior crews were able to get a knock on the fire and were able to con­tain the bulk of the fire to the base­ment.”

The fire is cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Fire Mar­shall.

“This fire also marked a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion mark­ing the first fire our new Lad­der 46 was on in the Bor­ough of Kutz­town.”

There were no in­juries re­ported.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO - DAVID J. REIMER SR., EMER­GENCY SER­VICES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO - DAVID J. REIMER SR., EMER­GENCY SER­VICES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Fire crews re­sponded to a house fire on High­land Av­enue in Kutz­town on Fri­day morn­ing, April 6. Fire crews re­sponded to a house fire on High­land Av­enue in Kutz­town on Fri­day morn­ing, April 6.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO - DAVID J. REIMER SR., EMER­GENCY SER­VICES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Fire crews re­sponded to a house fire on High­land Av­enue in Kutz­town on Fri­day morn­ing, April 6.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO - DAVID J. REIMER SR., EMER­GENCY SER­VICES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Fire crews re­sponded to a house fire on High­land Av­enue in Kutz­town on Fri­day morn­ing, April 6.

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