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Lehigh County

Pre-Arrival Video:  Fully Involved Van Fire On Interstate 78 In Upper Saucon, PA.

August 10, 2014 at 10:24PM

Upper Saucon Volunteer Fire Department arrived to find this van fully involved and made a knock on it stretching one line, the Interstate was closed for about an hour while crews extinguished the flames. Video and Story by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Automobile Fire   Lehigh County  

Lehigh County

Wrong Way Driver Causes Multiple Accidents On Route 22 Saturday Night

July 27, 2014 at 12:44AM

Just before 23:00 hours, Lehigh County Fire Dispatch sent Station 32 to Rt. 22 Westbouind between 15th Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard for multiple accidents. One accident at mile marker 319 had two people trapped in two separate vehicles.

Chief 32 (Held) special-called an additional rescue to assist Rescue 11-41 and an additional engine from Upper Macungie 56.

A dark colored pick up truck was traveling east in the westbound lanes from Cedar Crest Boulevard causing multiple accidents.

Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  

Lehigh County

2nd Alarm:  Truck Hauling Hay Burns On Mauch Chunk Road

July 26, 2014 at 11:53PM

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Around 16:20 hours Saturday afternoon, Woodlawn Station 32 was dispatched to the area of Rothrock Motors on Mauch Chunk Road for a report of a truck on fire hauling hay.

Chief 32 arrives to find a working fire and strikes out the 2nd alarm due to the size of the load. Whitehall Township sent an engine to assist with the South Whitehall companies.

Allentown Engine 10 was moved up to the Woodlawn station to cover calls in their district. Crews were still on the scene at 23:00 hours.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   Automobile Fire   Lehigh County  

Lehigh County

Duplex Heavily Damaged In 3-Alarm Fire In Catasauqua, PA.

July 26, 2014 at 7:21PM

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At 10:58 AM Lehigh County dispatched Catasauqua Station 2 and North Catasauqua Engine 18-11 to 725 Crane Street for a house fire. Dispatchers were receiving numerous calls and radio transmissions from other chief officers in the area that heavy smoke was showing in the vicinity.

The police arrived and confirmed the address was well-involved in fire to the rear of the dwelling.

Engine 211 approached from 3rd Street on Chestnut Street while Engine 18-11 approached from 4th Street on Chestnut Street. Both companies brought their own water supply. Three hand lines were stretched from Engine 211 and two hand lines from Engine 18-11.

Chief 2 didn't waste anytime adding two additional engines and a F.A.S.T. company to the box.

Crews worked fast to darken down the bulk of the fire on the exterior of the building while crews made a push on the interior from the front.

One person was unaccounted for on the second floor in the rear but was found outside as the interior crews made a primary search.

The firefighters were taking a beating from the heat of the fire plus the outside temperatures. Command special-called additional two alarms for manpower to replace worn out firefighters. They had a tough time inside as the fire spread within the walls.

Early stages of the investigation point to a possible cigarette that started a propane tank fire attached to a gas grille against the rear of the house. No injuries were reported.

Tags:   3rd Alarm    House Fire   Lehigh County  

City of Easton

VIDEO:  Easton Firefighters Battle Two Alarm Fire In Center City

July 26, 2014 at 2:59PM

Friday night Crews from Easton Fire Department were alerted to an apartment building fire in the unit block of North 4th Street in Center City.

Arriving units confirmed the working fire and put all hands to work with fire on the upper floor and roof of the structure. As crews worked to get ahead of the fire which was running the roof crews from Wilson Fire and Palmer Municipal Fire Department were called in to assist at the scene.

Crews worked to open the roof from the outside and also worked the interior of the structure to gain access to the fire. Crews had the fire under control in a couple of hours and would remain on scene late into the night making sure all hot spots were taken care of. The fire is under investigation.

Video and story by Mike Nester.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   Easton City, PA   House Fire  

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.