York Street Fire In Pottstown Forces 26 From Their Apartments

POTTSTOWN — Twenty-six people were forced from their homes after a fire at the Yorkshire Apartments left their building uninhabitable Saturday night.

Shortly after 7 p.m., the Pottstown Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the apartments on the 500 block of North York Street.

Pottstown Fire Chief Richard Lengel said the fire was in the wall of a second floor apartment.

“It was an electrical problem in the wall,” he said.

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Damage Set At $3 Million In Blaze At Morgan Corp.

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fire authorities estimated on Friday that the blaze at Morgan Corp. in Caernarvon Township caused $3 million in damage.

Trooper Michael J. Yeity, a state police fire marshal, said an electrical or mechanical malfunction caused Thursday’s blaze in a company paint shop. The fire was ruled accidental.

Morgan Corp., 111 Morgan Way, manufactures the box, or container section, of delivery trucks for Penske, Ryder and other corporate trucking fleets.

Yeity said employees were in the paint shop and discovered smoke venting from the top of a paint booth about 3:45 p.m.

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