2 men killed, 5 firefighters injured in house fire in Berks County

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. Fire investigators believer there were as many as 11 people inside. 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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