Fire apparatus from Oley, Eastern Berks, Lyons, and Earl, along with Oley Ambulance were dispatched at 1550 hours on April 2nd for a working Brush Fire after a falling branch brought down live wires in the 100 block of Mine Rd in Pike Twp on a very windy day.
Upon arrival at the scene, Oley’s fire chief requested a second alarm on the brush assignment which brought in numerous other departments for additional brush units, personnel and tankers. The fire spread over approximately three acres off of Mine and Hay Roads.
Eastern Berks units on scene Brush 97, Brush 97-1, Brush 97-2, Attack 97, Utility 97, Tanker 97 and Engine 97.
Fire Police shut down Mine Road for two hours while apparatus blocked the roadway.