Family of 7 displaced by fire in Reading

Ron Devlin, Reading Eagle, Pa.
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May 5—A family of seven was displaced by a fire Tuesday afternoon in Reading, authorities confirmed.

The American Red Cross has found a temporary residence for the family, which consists of four adults and three children.

The family, whose name was not released, was able to get out of the residence on their own.

There were no injuries.

Crews responded to reports of a working fire in the upper portion of 1133-A Chestnut Street around 3:30 p.m.

Firefighters cut a hole in the roof to extinguish the blaze, rendering the residence not habitable until repairs are made.

Meanwhile, the property has been condemned.

The property at 1133 Chestnut Street sustained smoke and water damage.

Lt. Trent Zulick of the city fire marshal's office said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.