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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  

Lehigh County

3rd Alarm:  Video and photos from Salisbury Township, PA structural fire

February 13, 2015 at 10:11PM

Salisbury and Fountain Hill Firefighters responded to a report of a dwelling fire at 820 Public Road Thursday night at 23:10 hours.

Police arrived first and reported a structural fire at Public Road and Jeter Avenue. Chief 20 struck the 2nd alarm while enroute to the address.

Firefighers found a commercial building well involved on arrival. Fountain Hill Ladder 34 positioned on the Jeter Avenue side and put their water pipe in-service.

With the fire was rapidly extending through-out the building shortly after arrival, command transmitted the 3rd alarm.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   Lehigh County   Structure Fire  

Northampton County

Fatal 2nd alarm house fire in Lower Saucon, PA.

February 11, 2015 at 10:16AM

Lower Saucon Fire Stations were alerted around 22:55 for a report of a house fire with entrapment in the 1400 block of East University Avenue. Additional radio transmissions were reporting that police have a working fire. With that information, a chief officer responding transmitted the second alarm.

Once on scene, he transmitted a fully-involved 2-story single-family-dwelling (SFD). Firefighters attacked the blaze from the exterior to darken down the fire before they could get inside to search. Unfortunately, they found the 1st floor collapsed into the basement. Firefighters worked to knock down the fire on the second floor from the exterior. Once they did, they gained entry to the second floor from the front porch roof. Members did a primary search of that floor that came up negative.

It is unknown where they found the victim, who hasn't been identified as of this writing.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   House Fire   Northampton County  

Northampton County

Numerous Tankers requested to help battle barn fire in Allen Township, PA.

February 10, 2015 at 1:12AM

At 17:50 hours, crews were dispatched to 559 Old Carriage Rd for a reported barn fire. First arriving units report a working fire with a Dairy Barn well involved. Immediately due to the size of the structure, 15 tankers from Northampton and Lehigh Counties were requested to the scene for water supply.

Multiple lines were placed in service along with a ladder pipes as porta-ponds were set up on two sides of the structure. Crews battled the intense flames for several hours and would remain on scene well into the night.

Approximately 50 cows were in the barn at the time of the fire. Unknown how many made it out at the time of this writing.

Photos, Video and story by correspondent Mike Nester of N.V.P.

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