Firefighters battle fire in Reading row home

2nd alarm struck for additional manpower at scene

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Published: Mar 25 2013 04:56:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2013 05:56:46 AM EDT
2-alarm fire on North 9th Street in Reading
READING, Pa. -

A 2-alarm fire damaged a vacant row home in Reading.

The fire was reported shortly before 5 p.m. Monday at 645 N. Ninth St.

Initial reports from the scene were that flames were shooting from the windows of the home.

The chief on the scene quickly struck a second alarm, bringing volunteer firefighters in from suburban companies and putting several others on standby to respond, if needed.

Residents of neighboring homes were evacuated for fear the fire might spread. There were no reports of injuries.