Firefighter Hurt in 5-Alarm Berks County Blaze

A firefighter was hurt fighting a 5-alarm blaze at a rowhome in Berks County.

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. on Friday inside a home along the 100 block N. 3rd Street in Hamburg, Pa., Berks County officials said. Hamburg is 30 minutes north of Reading, Pa.

The blaze spread a neighboring home and quickly grew to multiple alarms. It wasn't placed under control until two hours later, officials said.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries after slipping and falling, officials said. They were taken to Reading Hospital for treatment.

Officials say one person living in the home where the fire started got out safely. They also rescued several pets.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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