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WOMELSDORF APT BUILDING FIRE
Sat, Jul 25th, 2020 12:27:00 pm
At 1342 hours the WVFC along with mutual aid from Newmanstown, Robesonia, Marion, Myerstown, Richland for RIT and EMS were dispatched to an apartment building fire at 146 W. High St. in Womelsdorf.
Chief 47 went responding and Berks Dispatch advised they received a 2nd call reporting numerous apartments in the building and no one answering the doors and upgraded the assignment to possible entrapment.
Chief 47 arrived on scene with nothing visible however upon investigating confirmed smoke inside the building with smoke banked to the floor making it a working fire.
Ladder 47 arrived on scene stretching an 1 3/4" line and forced entry into the affected apartment while volunteers from other companies assisted with water supply, search, ventilation and overhaul. The fire was quickly extinguished and held to the room of origin.
The cause was accidental and is believed to be from a candle. There were no injuries.

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