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2-alarm fire displaces family of 7 in Boyertown

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 15 2012 01:00:56 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 15 2012 05:33:33 PM CDT

Smoke detectors may have saved the lives of some people inside a burning home in Berks County, officials said.

BOYERTOWN, Pa. -

Smoke detectors may have saved the lives of some people inside a burning home in Berks County, officials said.

The detectors alerted four people inside 220 N. Reading Ave. in Boyertown to a fire in the home's basement, said officials, adding that everyone managed to make it out safely.

Emergency crews got the call around 8:30 a.m. Monday. The fire went to two alarms before firefighters could get it under control.

Nobody was injured, but a family of seven people has been displaced.

Investigators have not yet determined what started the fire, but they said the cause is accidental.