1210hrs / 329 South 6th St / Box 502 / B Platoon-
Companies were dispatched to the intersection of S 6th & Bingaman Streets for fire from the rear of a house. While en route, Radio reported they were getting multiple calls and the address may be 323 S 6th St. Engine 5 stretched through the front searching for fire in 323, while Engine 3 stretched to the rear from Bell Alley. Crews in the rear found and extinguished the fire that involved the rear exterior and rear rooms of the 1 story house at 329 S 6th. A cat was rescued from the fire, treated by Medic 4, and transported to the ARL. The OFM was called to the scene to investigate.
Engines 5,3,1,7(RIT); Ladders 2,1; Rescue 1; Medic 4; Cars 6(Thorpe), 10(Searfoss), 25(Naylor).
Shortly after units cleared the box, Engine 5, Brush 1(L1 crew), and Car 6 headed to Cumru Township to assist on a large brush fire.
Engine 9, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, Medic 2, and Car 3 later extricated a child from a swing at 11th & Pike Playground using air and hand tools.
Finally, Engine 7, Medic 2, and Car 3 provided assistance at a fatal motorcycle accident at Schuylkill Ave & Lackawanna St. https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/route-183-closed-in-reading-due-to-fatal-motorcycle-crash/article_f1a5aac0-850d-11eb-bdd0-830fc3e60cd7.html