Firefighter Injured as Fire Rips Through Berks Co. Motel

Firefighters are still battling a multi-alarm blaze at a Berks County motel Wedensday afternoon.

The five-alarm fire at the Klein's Motel on the 4800-block of 5th Street Highway in Muhlenberg Township broke out just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries, according to WFMZ.

Firefighters said the motel office, the motel owner's living area and an adjacent storage building all sustained heavy damage. The rear of the structure partially collapsed from the fire.
Officials said high winds have hampered their efforts to extinguish the blaze.

This story is developing, please check back with for updates.

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