4 displaced by 2-alarm fire that damaged home in Reading

4 displaced after house fire in Reading

READING, Pa. - Four people were displaced by a fire that damaged a home in Reading on Sunday.

The fire was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Centre Avenue, about three blocks south of FirstEnergy Stadium.

Needing additional manpower, officials struck a second alarm about a half hour later, bringing to the scene firefighters from Wyomissing, and Muhlenberg and Bern townships.

The firefighters said they had a tough time reaching the fire because of several sections of the second floor being compromised. They also had difficulty opening the rear roof.

No one was injured.

Investigators said they determined an electrical malfunction sparked the fire between the first and second floors.

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