Firefighters Battle 3 Alarm Fire in Amity Township

Firefighters from Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties responded to a structure fire at a commercial building Wednesday morning in Amity Township.

At approximately 10:30am, County Dispatchers reported a garage fire in 100 block of East Ben Franklin Highway.

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Upon arrival, crews quickly upgraded the fire to 2 alarms for a commercial building, and called in the Berks County Tanker Task Force.

During the response, firefighters learned people may have been trapped inside the building. After a full search, crews determined no one was inside.

A third alarm was called roughly 30mins after the initial dispatch for additional manpower.

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The fire was placed under control at 11:45am. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Reports of injuries were not immediately available.

422 East was closed at Route 345 as fire crews worked the fire. As of 12:45pm, 422 East reopened.

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