Colebrookdale Township shed fire

Firefighters work to control a fire that damaged a shed and garage in Colebrookdale Township late Sunday night.

An overnight fire damaged a shed and garage in Colebrookdale Township and remains under investigation.

The fire started in a shed to the rear of 962 W. Philadelphia Ave. at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

The fire was spotted and called in by an Eastern Berks Regional Police officer, and firefighters had it under control in about 30 minutes, officials said.

The shed sustained heavy fire damage, while an attached garage had only smoke and water damage, said Jeff Bealer, public information officer for Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue.

An SUV inside the garage also sustained smoke and water damage. A carport attached to the shed was not damaged, he said.

The fire appears to have been accidental, but the cause is still being investigated, according to Bealer.

A damage estimate was not yet available. 

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