WBFD Assists with Numerous Calls in Wyomissing Borough

     

On March 14th at 3:30 PM, Station 18 R.I.T. was dispatched on the structure fire assignment for 855 North Park Rd at the Wynnewood Apartments. The initial report was to check for smoke coming from the location.  Ladder 18 went responding immediately with 8 personnel.  Units arrived on location and investigated to find steam from a dryer vent.  As units were going available from Wynnewood Apartments another structure fire assignment was dispatched in Wyomissing Borough at 3:45 PM.  Companies were dispatched to 1743 Reading Blvd for reports of a kitchen fire.  Engine 36 (Shillington) arrived on location with smoke showing from the front of the structure.  Crews immediately went in service and found the fire to be out and a moderate smoke condition through the building.  Ladder 18's crew split and had 4 personnel on R.I.T. and 4 personnel assist with 1st in truck responsibilities. While the Ladder handled the calls above 8 WBFD members stood by at WBFD station 2 staffing Engine 18-2 and Utility 18-2.