Northampton County

Emergency Crews Respond To Double Shooting on 15th Street In Wilson Borough

July 21, 2014 at 12:30AM

Around 1700 hours Sunday afternoon emergency crews responded to the area of 15th and Butler for a reported shooting in Wilson Borough. Police units from Wilson and Easton arrive on location and find two victims, one in an alley off of 15th Street and the other on Washington Street near 16th.

Both victims were transported to local trauma centers with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arms. Police taped off the area and set up a crime scene talking to any witnesses of this daytime shooting.

Story, video and photos by Mike Nester.

City of Bethlehem

Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Apartment Fire On The Southside

July 08, 2014 at 7:58PM

Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Apartment Fire On The Southside

Bethlehem Fire Dispatch transmitted the box at 15:!5 for a report of a bedroom on fire at 622 Williams Street sending Engines 3, 1, 6, Ladder 1 and Truck 2. Car 101 radioed to responding companies that he could see heavy smoke from across the river.

Companies arrive and report heavy fire from the second floor of a three-story apartment building and stretched two hand lines, one through the front door and one to the third floor via a ladder to the third floor balcony to stop the fire from extending vertically.

Command struck the 2nd alarm. The bulk of the fire was knocked in 10 minutes. Crews checked for extension and mopped up.


Lehigh County

Two Flown, Three Extricated From Vehicle That Left The Interstate And Down An Embankment

July 08, 2014 at 6:32PM

Around 1345 hrs on Tuesday Crews from Upper Saucon Volunteer Fire Department, Se-Wy-Co Fire Company, and Upper Saucon Ambulance Corps were dispatched to I-78 Eastbound in the area of Mile marker 60 for an accident with rescue.

When crews arrived they found a vehicle rolled off the highway down an embankment and they had two adults and one child trapped. Crews worked for over an hour in high heat to remove all victims from the hospital two of which were flown to the hospital, and the third went by ground.

In all Units From those 3 Stations along with crews from Lower Milford Volunteer Fire Company #1, Coopersburg Fire Rescue, Eastern Salisbury Fire Dept, Western Salisbury Fire Department, Macungie Ambulance Corps (rehab), Emmaus EMS, Bucks County Medic 108, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, PennSTAR Flight Team, and LVHN MedEvac worked to successfully remove all victims and transport them to local hospitals.

Video, Photos and Story by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  

Northampton County

Intense Fire Destroys One Home And Damages Four Others in Forks Township, PA

July 07, 2014 at 5:28PM

At 22:23 Northampton County Stations 25, 23 and EMS 27 were dispatched to the eleven hundred block of Spring Lane for a report of a dwelling fire. Enroute, disptach advises the companies that police are on location and reporting the house fully involved.

Command arrives and has a 2-story S/F/D under construction fully involved with extension to 1115 Spring Lane, a 2-story S/F/D (exposure D).

Heavy lines were put in-service with a ladder pipe. Command had the second alarm transmitted due to the number of exposures, but later recalled the assignment. The bulk of the fire was darkened down in 30 minutes.

4 homes were damaged from the heat and the original fire building was a total loss. The structure collapsed.

The fire is under investigation.

Viewer video submitted by Isaias Espinoza.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   House Fire   Northampton County  

City of Bethlehem

Firefighters Use 2-Alarms To Fight Fire In A Duplex In Downtown

July 05, 2014 at 5:52PM

Firefighters Use 2-Alarms To Fight Fire In A Duplex In Downtown

Just before 17:00, Bethlehem City Fire Dispatch transmitted the box for 405 East Broad Street on a house fire. Ladder 2 reports heavy smoke showing from a few blocks away while responding.

Engine 6 arrives to fire venting out the second floor front window and stretches in with two hand lines. A water supply was established for Engine 6 from a hydrant at Maple and Broad.

The bulk of the fire was darkened down within 15 minutes. A cat was retrieved by firefighters from the adjoining house uninjured.

Neighbors told NewsWorking they heard an argument before the fire broke out.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   Bethlehem City   House Fire  

Northampton County


July 04, 2014 at 11:57PM


Just before 10:30 PM, Wilson firefighters responded to 1827 Lehigh Street for a dwelling fire. Upon arrival, they found heavy fire to the rear of a 2.5-story duplex. Engine members stretched one line to the front door and one to the rear.

The fire damaged the rear porch and kitchen area of the 1st floor and extended to the second floor. The attached dwelling received smoke damage. The dwelling on the exposure 2 side (1829) received heat damage on the exterior.

Easton Fire Department assisted on the scene. Four lines were stretched and 3 placed in-service. All searches came up negative.

Tags:   House Fire   Northampton County