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New Jersey

Fast moving blaze kills man in Phillipsburg, NJ house fire

March 01, 2015 at 12:40PM

A fast moving fire killed a man in his home at 286 Hudson Street in New Jersey. The fire was called in via 911 around 22:30 Saturday night. Firefighters were met with a large volume of fire on arrival. EMS was told to proceed to the scene as firefighters found 1 victim in the house.

Phillipsburg F.D. tower ladder was set-up in front of the building. Multiple hydrants in the neighborhood were used for a water supply. The fire is under investigation.

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Tags:   Fatality   House Fire   New Jersey  

Northampton County

Working fire damages roof and attic of duplex on Main Street

February 28, 2015 at 10:21PM

At 17:39 Northampton County fire dispatched Northampton Boro Station 42, 43, 46 and Rescue 1541 (F.A.S.T.) and EMS 49 to 851 Main Street on a report of a house fire across from that address. Dispatch immediately alerted all companies of a working fire.

On arrival, Chief 42-52 found fire venting from the roof of the 3-story duplex and signaled a working fire with an address of 840 Main Street. The 1st alarm was then filled out sending additional companies. Engine 42-12 arrived and brought water to the fire from a hydrant on Main Street just north of East 9th Street. Tower Ladder 46 positioned in front of the building and put their bucket in-service with the master stream to make a quick hit on the fire. Ladder 43 (North Catasauqua) also positioned in front of the fire building and put the stick up to the roof of the exposure (side 2) when they arrived at 17:47.

The tower ladder darkened down the bulk of the fire for the interior crew to gain access to the 3rd floor where they used a hand line to hit the rest of the fire.

Crews worked for an hour to bring the fire under control. Most of the damage was contained to the attic and roof of the original fire building.

Red Cross was notified to assist 6 people that were displaced by the fire.

Coplay Police closed their side of the Coplay / Northampton bridge for the duration of the fire.

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Tags:   2nd Alarm   House Fire   Northampton County  

Lehigh County

2nd Alarm fire destroys Lower Macungie house and lights up the early morning sky

February 25, 2015 at 7:24PM

Early Wednesday morning Lower Macungie F.D. was dispatched to the 1100 Block of Zola Ct for a reported house fire. First arriving crews had a 2 story home fully involved, crews led off with master streams and heavy line.

The fire burned for about and hour and a half as crews worked to bring it under control in below freezing temperatures. Once under control crews would remain on location for several hours for overhaul and firewatch.

Video, Photos and Story by correspondent Mike Nester.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   House Fire   Lehigh County  

City of Allentown

The 3rd Platoon responds to report of house fire at dinner time

February 24, 2015 at 9:04PM

The 3rd Platoon responds to report of house fire at dinner time

Allentown box 3122 was transmitted at 16:54 for a report of a house fire located at 219 Chestnut Street sending Engines 6, 4, 9, 13 (F.A.S.T.), Truck 2, Battalion 43 (Atiyeh), FM 45.

Engine 6 arrives first and positions on 2nd Street due to the Chestnut Street being to narrow and reports nothing showing. Engine 9 approaches from 3rd Street and takes Chestnut Street. On arrival, crews had nothing showing from the exterior of the 3-story duplex. Members go inside to investigate and find a small fire on the 3rd floor inside the interior wall and call for a hand line. One hand line is stretched from Engine 9. Engine 4 is ordered to stand-by at a hydrant.

Crews open up the wall and extinguish the small fire. Other members are in the exposure checking for extension and found no fire on the other side of the duplex. Within 15 minutes, companies start picking up and return to quarters.

The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

Tags:   Allentown    House Fire  

Northampton County

3rd Alarm:  Fire damages a multiple dwelling in Lower Saucon, PA.

February 19, 2015 at 6:04PM

On Thursday afternoon crews from Lower Saucon were dispatched to the 3700 Blk of Old Philadelphia Pk for a structure fire.

First arriving crews encountered heavy fire and a 2nd then 3rd alarm were requested. Numerous lines were placed in service along with a tower ladder after the evacuation order was given.

Crews battled the fire for several hours and more resources were special requested before bringing the fire under control, cold weather hampered some of their efforts and the fire is now under investigation.

Video, Photos and story by correspondent Mike Nester.

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Tags:   3rd Alarm    Apartment    Northampton County  

Lehigh County

Crews battle fully-involved house fire in Hanover Township Monday afternoon

February 16, 2015 at 7:24PM

Monday Afternoon Crews from Han-Le-Co Fire Company were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire in the 1900 Blk of Troxell Street.

As crews responded a header was visible rising from the block, once on location they found a home fully involved. Crews led off with a blitz attack flowing a deck gun while a water supply was established. Multiple hand lines were placed into service. As more mutual aid arrived on location a second supply line was laid in and a tower ladder was put in service. Crews had the fire under control in about an hour, however will remain on location throughout the evening.

Video, Photos and story by correspondent Mike Nester.

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Tags:   2nd Alarm   House Fire   Lehigh County