At 05:06 on Tuesday, January 10, the GFC received a dispatch for a vehicle fire on Aviation Road behind the Reading Regional Airport.
Photographer Steve Spies was first to arrive on scene and found a crossover vehicle fully engulfed in fire. He immediately assisted the Bern Twp. Police with road Closure until Engine 55 could arrive.
Upon arrival of E55, FFs Dylan Matz and Dylan Heckman pulled its trash line and proceeded with a frontal attack on the fire. The crew was able to quickly extinguish the fire, but unfortunately the vehicle was totally destroyed.
The vehicle’s occupant/s could not be located and it appeared that the vehicle had been abandoned.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Deputy Chief Mahlon Auker
Assistant Chief Terry Royce
Firefighters Joe Stoudt, Dylan Heckman, and Dylan Matz
Photographer Steve Spies