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Birdsboro-Union Fire Dept. busy with 2 Sunday fires


By Frank Otto, fotto@pottsmerc.com

Monday, April 8, 2013

BIRDSBORO — A pair of fires had the Birdsboro-Union Fire Department busy early Sunday afternoon.
The first fire occurred near the Schuylkill River on the 500 block of Armorcast Road.
According to Deputy Chief Scott Kulp, a “small fire” was discovered around 2 p.m. outside “on the shore of the river.”
It was quickly extinguished and the borough’s fire marshal, Ken Templin, was investigating the cause of the fire.
Later, around 2:30 p.m., another fire was reported on the 1400 block of East Main Street in a field behind the Union Township building.
“It was a small field fire, extinguished pretty quickly,” Kulp said. “A gentleman was burning debris and it got out of control.”
The fire affected a 300 square foot area.
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