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Brush Fire

Just after 1500 on Wednesday 03/15/2023, Engine 12 was dispatched to the 1000 block of Saylor Dr in Muhlenberg Township to assist Company 66 (Muhlenberg Township Fire Rescue) with a working Brush Fire. Engine and Brush 12 responded and arrived on scene to find a well advanced brush fire extending deeply into a wooded area and threatening nearby homes. Engine and Brush 12’s crew were immediately assigned fire attack on the right/east flank of the fire. Engine 12 and Reading Engine 9’s crew later ascended the estimated 2000ft as well as steep hillside to suppress the apex of the fire. Crews worked on scene in collaboration with Company 66, DCNR, and an estimated 75 additional firefighters from surroundings jurisdictions. Engine and Brush 12’s crew operated on scene for nearly 5 hours where the fire was eventually suppressed. The fire was estimated 10.5 acres in diameter on a steep hillside. Engine and Brush 12 also assisted DCNR with overhaul and timbering of dozens of trees in windy conditions. #blandonfire