Palmer, PA - Shortly after 07:00, Northampton County stations 27 and 53 were dispatched for a report of an apartment fire in the 2700 block of Nazareth Road.
On arrival, crews found heavy fire on the first floor. The fire was extending to the second floor via the exterior.
2 lines were stretched and operating. The fire was quickly darkened down. The second alarm companies were dispatched for stand-by and to cover Palmer stations, but were quickly re-called when the fire was knocked down.
Allentown, PA - Allentown 911 transmitted box 2225 for the address of 136 N. 7th Street for an apartment fire with people trapped sending engines 4, 9, 6, truck 2 and BN 2.
Battalion 2 arrives on scene to a 3-story multiple dwelling with nothing showing. Engine 4 and 9 investigate to find heavy smoke on the top floor. Engine 4 request a ground ladder to the third floor and a hand line.
Crews enter and find a small fire contained to carpet in the hallway and extinguish the fire quickly. Engine 6 goes to the rear and find access to the building. Crews search the building and find 3 adults in an apartment on the top floor and called for truck 2 bucket right away as the civilians were breathing air from the firefighters air mask.
Secondary searches came up negative and crews vented the building. Red Cross was notified for the 3 adults.
The Fire Marshall's office is investigating the fire.
Lower Nazareth, PA - A single family dwelling was damaged today by fire at 4368 Vista Drive. The fire was dispatched as a working fire. The first arriving EMS unit arrived and reported flames from the roof of the house.
The roof was severely damaged. Crews stretched a handline to the second floor and made an aggressive attack. A second line was brought in as a back-up.
Crews held the fire to the first alarm. Bulk of the fire was darkened down in 25 minutes. The fire is under investigation.
Wayne, PA - At 12:45 hours, Wayne Township Fire Department (Summit Station and Friedensburg Fire Companies, Schuylkill Haven Liberty, Pine Grove Ladder, Strausstown-Berks County and Schuylkill Haven EMS were dispatched to a commercial structure fire at Alpine Building & Post Supply on Route 183.
Two employees in the office building said they spotted the fire coming from the roof of the building and called 911. Summit Station Chief 34-01 arrived on scene and thick back smoke coming from the old one story building.
Fire fighters mounted a defensive attack and operated outside the structure. Summit Station and Friedensburg Engines pumped to hose lines on the A and C Sides of the structure. Pine Grove’s ladder set up on the A-B Corner and sent its ladder to the roof.
Tankers supplied the two engines with water through out the fire. Schuylkill Haven Liberty Engine draft from a near by pond and filled tankers. A lift tractor was used to rip the building apart to do overhaul. Class A was then used to finally to extinguished the fire in the one hundred year old building.D
Coplay, PA - Lehigh County Fire Radio transmitted the box for at 14:15 hours Thursday for a structural fire at 32 N. 3rd Street at the American Club.
The Coplay Police Chief arrived to find a fire in the stairwell and threw water on it. Firefighters from Whitehall's Engine 5 and 3 arrived to find carpet burning in the stairwell. The said the fire was contained in the brick stairwell and the wooden doors held the fire. Coplay Engine 511 arrived along with Whitehall Engine 13 moments later and assisted the first-due companies.
Crews checked for extension and vented the structure.
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