• 10/18/14 | 03:00 | CITY OF READING | PA | 4TH ALARM | 8TH AND OLEY STREETS | 6-STORY FACTORY | FIRE ON ALL FLOORS | MULTIPLE LADDER PIPES IN SERVICE

City of Reading

Large 6-Story Factory Building (Formerly an Outlet Store) Damaged in 4-Alarm Fire

October 18, 2014 at 8:46pm

Around 3:00 AM Saturday morning, city firefighters answer a call for a reported building fire at 8th and Oley Streets. Companies find a 6-story factory with fire showing.

Within the hour, the fire escalates to 4-alarms and numerous surrounding fire departments are brought in to help city firefighters. The fire possibly started on the 1st floor and quickly extended vertically through an elevator shaft. The fire engulfed the top floor. Numerous ladder pipes were put in service along with numerous ground monitors.

Firefighters spent most of the day extinguishing hot spots throughout the large complex which was being renovated and converted into apartments and retail space. Those plans appear to be on hold for now.

Check out the Photo Album with 28 fire ground photos of this fire by clicking HERE.

Large 6-Story Factory Building (Formerly an Outlet Store) Damaged in 4-Alarm Fire Large 6-Story Factory Building (Formerly an Outlet Store) Damaged in 4-Alarm Fire Large 6-Story Factory Building (Formerly an Outlet Store) Damaged in 4-Alarm Fire Large 6-Story Factory Building (Formerly an Outlet Store) Damaged in 4-Alarm Fire
Tags:   4th Alarm   Reading City, PA   Structure Fire  

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