Garage fire ties up traffic on Route 222 near Fleetwood


A garage fire shut down a busy stretch of highway in Berks County for almost an hour Monday morning.

Route 222 was closed in both directions between Route 662 and Richmond Road while firefighters battled the blaze, emergency dispatchers said.

Flames broke out shortly before 7 a.m. in a garage in the 14000 block of Kutztown Road, also designated as Route 222, in Richmond Township.

The fire went to two-alarms, but no injuries were reported, dispatchers said.

The highway reopened around 7:40 a.m.