At 13:29 Tuesday afternoon, Lehigh County Fire Radio sent Engines 26-11, 22-11 and Tanker 26-21 to 4618 Kernsville Road for a garage fire. Command arrived on location and reported a working fire in a 1-story garage being used as a gun shop and ordered the 2nd alarm struck.
Lehigh County transmitted the 2nd alarm at 13:31 sending Engines 16-11, Tanker 16-21, Tanker 22-21, Ladder 16-31, Unit 26-91 and EMS 67. Command ordered multiple hand lines stretched to the garage that sits behind the property on Kernsville Rd.
Command requested more companies for man-power and tankers. Lehigh County Fire Radio sent station 11, Tanker 51-21 and Tanker 8-21.
Heidelberg, Pa. - At 04:44 Lehigh County Fire Radio dispatched Stations 10, 17, 14 and EMS 62 to the address next to 6185 Hunters Hill Road for a house fire. The caller stated the house next to his was fully-involved.
Chief 10-01 went on location reported a well-involved house fire at 6180 Hunters Hill Road and struck the 2nd alarm.
At 04:52 Lehigh County transmitted the 2nd alarm sending Station 16, Ladder 8-31, Tankers 51-21, 22-21 and Rescue 11-41 for R.I.T.
The tankers were used to support a pond that the engine company was drafting from.
Initial crews led off with a deck gun and large hand line and made a good knock on the fire. The fire was darkened down within the hour.
Pottsville, Pa. -Pottsville Fire responded to 217 Schuylkill Avenue for a house fire after 15:30 hours on Friday, November 22. Jason Witmier, assistant fire chief for Pottsville said when companies arrived they had heavy smoke pushing from the front windows and heavy fire blowing out of the rear of 217.
By 17:00 hours, the fire escalated to 3 alarms as the fire was consuming 4 homes, 213, 215, 217 and 219 Schuylkill Avenue. The fire was under control by this time but heavy smoke was still pushing from the homes.
At 18:15 hours, command reported a major collapse of 213 Schuylkill Avenue. By 19:00, companies were being released.
4 homes were damaged, 10 people displaced and 4 injuries, including one firefighter.
Video and photos by our Coal Region correspondent Stephen Barrett.
Upper Milford, PA. At 11:30 AM Wednesday morning, Lehigh County 9-1-1 Center started getting calls for a rubbish fire at Seedway located at 5901 Vera Cruz Road. A caller from the property said a burn pile was on fire and that they needed the fire department right away but did not provide the dispatcher on what was in the pile burning.
The plume of smoke could be seen from miles around the Lehigh Valley. The fire department kept the fire from spreading to the main buildings. Some buildings sustained minor damage from the blaze.
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