Robesonia home heavily damaged by kitchen fire

ROBESONIA, Pa. - A fire heavily damaged a home in western Berks County on Saturday.

Firefighters responded around 6:45 p.m. to the 200 block of East Penn Avenue in Robesonia.

The resident was able to get out, but hoarding conditions hampered firefighters' efforts to put out the blaze, authorities said.

The fire was contained to the first floor and appears to have started in the kitchen, but smoke and heat damaged the second floor as well, officials said.

The fire has preliminary been ruled an accident, but authorities have not said what sparked it.

The resident is staying with friends until the home can be renovated, officials said.

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