Hydrants buried under snow hamper fire efforts in Berks

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Published: Feb 23 2014 06:08:01 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 24 2014 08:41:43 AM EST
Fire in Exeter Twp
EXETER TWP., Pa. -

Fire hydrants buried under the snow posed problems for firefighters battling a house fire in Berks Sunday.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. at 4800 Deborah Drive in Exeter Township.

Crews needed about 1200 feet of hose to get water from the tanker trucks because firefighters said the hydrants were buried under the snow.

A man and his two pets managed to get out safely.