Amity Township garage fire

Firefighters battle a garage fire Wednesday in Amity Township. 

Emergency responded to a garage fire Wednesday in the 100 block of East Ben Franklin Highway in Amity Township, also known as Route 422.

The eastbound lanes are closed between Riga Lane and Route 345. The dispatch was about 10:20 a.m. 

Multiple fire departments and the Berks County tanker force were sent. The fire has been upgraded to three alarms and reports are that someone might entrapped.

The reports show that magnesium is stored in the building. Firefighters emerging from inside have been asked to report to the ambulances on site for an evaluation. 

The flames were declared under control at 11:45 a.m. 

The eastbound lanes of the highway were reopened by 12:45 p.m.

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