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Eight Burks family evacuated in a fire that closed Penn Avenue

Eight West Loan families evacuated In a fire that closed Penn Avenue During the rush on Tuesday afternoon.

On Wednesday, Spring Township Fire Rescue Service Chief Colin Hackman arrived within three minutes of the alarm at the 2½-story duplex on 2127 Penn Avenue next to Wells Fargo Bank.

The crew invaded and rescued three cats, and later recovered the carcasses of the cats that died in the fire, the chief said.

All the inhabitants escaped safely on their own.

The crew closed both directions on Penn Avenue (also known as Route 422) between Parkacy Avenue and Telford Avenue, and extended a 5-inch hose across the road from the hydrant.

The fire department diverted traffic around the block, but traffic receded in both directions in the middle of the night rush.

According to Hackman, the crew controlled the fire within 15 minutes and contained the fire damage to the bedroom on the second floor. However, he added that the smoke and heat damage on the entire second floor and the flood damage on the first floor made rental housing uninhabitable.

Hackman said the American Red Cross is helping families with urgent accommodation and other needs.

The adjacent rental housing has not been damaged, the chief said.

The cause is being investigated by the Township Fire Marshal. Damage estimates were not available.

According to Berks County property records, the house is owned by Lee F. Knoll of West Lawn.

Eight Burks family evacuated in a fire that closed Penn Avenue

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