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Northampton County

Sink hole swallows PPL utility truck in Bethlehem Township, PA

November 21, 2014 at 9:50AM

At 00:20 Friday morning, Chief 17-54 radioed Northampton County Radio that a PPL utility truck was in a sink hole and the driver was trapped at 1827 Hampton Road near Norfolk.

Stations 14 and 17 were dispatched. 17-54 advised that the truck was on top of a 4 inch high pressure gas line. He had two engines secure a water supply from nearby hydrants.

Homes within 300 feet of the incident were evacuated to nearby fire houses.

UGI worked the area in securing the gas in the area. It was reported that a water main had broke in the area. The PPL truck found the break.

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Tags:   Accident   Northampton County  

Whitehall Township

Firefighters respond to this fully-involved Nissan in Fullerton

November 20, 2014 at 8:54PM

At 16:43 Whitehall sent Squad 1 (LC3611), Engines 2, 12 and Rescue 8 (LC 3641) to a report of a car fire at 5th and Pennsylvania Streets.

Deputy Chief Shambo arrives on locations and signals a working fire in the rear compartment.

When first-due Squad 1 arrived the car was fully-involved. One line was stretched and the fire was out 10 minutes later.

The fire totally destroyed the Nissan Maxima.

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Tags:   Automobile Fire   Whitehall, PA.  

Whitehall Township

Deadly crash at this deadly intersection closes Macarthur Road for several hours

November 19, 2014 at 10:03AM

Deadly crash at this deadly intersection closes Macarthur Road for several hours

At 04:06 Wednesday morning, Whitehall Rescue companies and an Engine from Egypt along with EMS 62 were dispatched to Route 145 and Chestnut Street for an auto extrication.

Police went on scene and requested fire and EMS to expedite due to the nature of the accident. A large dump truck hit a pick-up truck and there's major damage to both vehicles.

Assistant Chief B. Monahan was the first fire officer on scene and recalled Fullerton's Rescue. The driver of the pick-up truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

Route 145 was ordered shut down in both directions from Rt. 329 to Columbia Street and Chestnut Street was shut down from Ruch to Church Street. The road's remained closed for much of the morning as the investigation continued.

Photos by Nester Video Production. To see more photos of this horrific crash CLICK HERE.

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Tags:   Fatality   Rescue   Whitehall, PA.  

Lehigh County

North Whitehall Firefighters called out to report of dwelling fire on Levans Road late Sunday night

November 17, 2014 at 9:00AM

North Whitehall Firefighters called out to report of dwelling fire on Levans Road late Sunday night

Lehigh County 9-1-1 transmitted the box for a report of a dwelling fire at 2750 Levans Road at 20:08 Sunday night sending stations 22, 16 and 26. Additional information was transmitted to the chief officers that the caller was reporting an odor of something burning along with the lights flickering.

Chief 22 arrives and reports a one-story single-family-dwelling (S/F/D) with nothing showing. Tanker 22 arrived first and positioned at the front of the dwelling on Levans Road.

Crews found an electrical problem and notified PPL utilities to respond to the scene.

There was very minimal damage to the dwelling and no injuries were reported.

Tags:   House Fire   Lehigh County  

Whitehall Township

One person aided at injury accident on Macarthur Road

November 16, 2014 at 10:47PM

Lehigh County 9-1-1 dispatched EMS 62 and Rescue Engine 5 to Route 145 and Chestnut Streets for an injury accident with ejection at 18:15 hours Sunday.

On arrival, EMS and Fire crews found one person down in the street on the south bound side of the highway just south of Chestnut Street. One patient was aided by EMS and transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

It looks like a one car accident where the car hit the guard rail. Whitehall Police had 4 or 5 patrol cars at the scene to assist fire and EMS. Sources tell Newsworking that the patient was not ejected from the automobile.

Tags:   Accident   Whitehall, PA.  

Northampton County

Firefighters Respond to house fire and find a working fire in attached garage

November 16, 2014 at 4:19PM

At 11:37 AM, Northampton County dispatched Lehigh Township Fire on a tactical box for a reported house fire at 603 Cherry Road. Chief 47 arrives and reports a working fire in the attached garage and has the balance of the 1st alarm dispatched.

First arriving 47 engine was ordered down the long driveway and stretched two hand lines. One to the garage and one to the interior of the dwelling to make a stop of the fire if it was extending from the garage. Members used a saw to cut away the garage door to make entry.

47's tanker positioned at the end of the driveway behind Engine 47 and supplied that engine with water. The fire was out in 10 minutes. Firefighters cut a vent hole in the roof above the garage to vent heat and gases and also to check for fire extension.

Other companies assisting at the scene was Walnutport's Ladder, Engine and Squad, Northampton Boro's Squad and Allen Township 45.

Tags:   House Fire   Northampton County