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Fire breaks out at home in Laureldale

Published On: Feb 23 2013 02:29:12 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 23 2013 06:12:10 PM EST

Man rescued from Laureldale home


Firefighters in Laureldale, Berks County battled a house fire Saturday afternoon.

The fire broke out in the 3300 block of Raymond Street just after 1pm, officials said.

Police said one man in a wheelchair was taken out of the home, but he's expected to be okay.  They said flames were visible and the man was on oxygen, so they were lucky to get him out on time.


There's no word on how the fire started, but officials are investigating.