Turkey Hill, post office suffer blaze on Christmas Day

HEREFORD TWP., Pa. - A fire on Christmas drew the response of six separate fire companies to a post office and convenience store in eastern Berks County.

They responded Monday to the post office and adjoining Turkey Hill at Chestnut Street and Gravel Pike Road in Hereford Township.

"Crews made entry, they were able to knock the fire down. The majority of the damage was confined to the post office," said Chief Josh Borowski, Hereford Volunteer Fire Company.

According to the chief, the fire is believed to have started in the loading dock of the post office. A state police fire marshal was called to the scene to look for the cause.

The Turkey Hill suffered minor damage. Three employees inside the store were able to escape unharmed.

"We're waiting for the U.S. Postal Service to send representatives to save whatever mail's left inside the building," Borowski said.

According to a post office employee, however, there was no damage to any packages or letters. The fire chief said he was pleased with the quick response and that no one was injured.

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