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Pennsylvania Firefighters Injured in Fatal Blaze

Two men dead in Berks County fire

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READING, Pa. (FOX29) – Authorities say a two men were killed and several firefighters were injured during a 2-alarm fire at a home in Berks County.

The blaze reportedly broke out at a residence the 700 block of Schuylkill Avenue in Reading just after 9 p.m.

Officials say one of the men lived at the home and the other did not. Another resident was also treated for minor injuries.

A total of five firefighters were injured while trying to extinguish the flames. Four were treated on the scene and one was taken to Reading Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the fire.


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