House Fire in Muhlenberg Township causes significant damage, no injuries reported

On the night of June 2, 2024, a significant house fire broke out at 1006 Midway Avenue, causing extensive damage but thankfully resulting in no injuries. The incident occurred around 10:00 PM, prompting an immediate response from the Muhlenberg Township Fire & Rescue, along with mutual aid from neighboring departments.

The Berks County 911 Center received multiple calls from concerned residents reporting the fire. Upon arrival, fire crews found the rear of the house engulfed in flames. Despite the rapid response, the fire extended into the kitchen and roof areas before being brought under control after approximately 50 minutes of intense firefighting efforts.

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The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit, Troop L, is currently investigating the origin and cause of the blaze. Preliminary findings indicate that the fire started on the back deck of the structure. While the exact cause remains under investigation, authorities have ruled out criminal activity in the ignition of the fire.

The house was undergoing remodeling at the time of the incident and was unoccupied, which likely prevented potential injuries. No firefighters were harmed during the operation. However, the structural damage is substantial, with estimates exceeding $250,000.

This incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of fire and the importance of swift action by emergency responders. The Muhlenberg Township community can rest assured that the cause of the fire is being thoroughly investigated to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

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