|July 30, 2012 at 7:52PM|
Hanover Twp., Pa. - At 12:05 PM Hanover station 33 and 15 were dispatched for a structural fire at the Denny's Restaurant located at 1871 Catasauqua Road.
A fire police officer arrived and reported a fire on the grill. The restaurant was being evacuated at the time.
Command 33-05 requested the second alarm bringing in Catasauqua Engine 211 and East Allen Ladder 46 to the scene.
Engine 211 arrived first and took the back of the building and stretched a hand line. Engine 1513 followed and laddered the roof as smoke was pushing from the roof.
Crews inside dumped two dry chem extinguishers to knock the fire down. Engine 3311 and Ladder 46 went to the front of the building. Ladder 33 arrived and took the rear with the other engine companies.
Members checked for extension and then started fans to ventilate the smoke. 3351 was on scene to provide cooler shelter and water for the firefighters.
The bacon was double-smoked.
Numerous fire police officers were on location to control crowds.
|July 28, 2012 at 11:42PM|
Whitehall, Pa. - Lehigh County Fire Radio transmitted the box for a structural fire at 2108 Main Street at 22:59 hours. Engines 2, 12, 11 and Rescue 8 were on the ticket.
Captain Monahan arrived and transmitted a working fire in a 1-story single car garage.
West Catasauqua Engine 2 arrived and stretched a hand line for a fire on the roof of the structure. Engine 12 dropped a supply line at Allen and 1st Avenue and reversed it to a hydrant at Bridge Street and 1st Avenue.
Fullerton Engine 11 arrived 3rd due and supplied manpower. The fire was quickly extinguished and the car was pushed out of the garage. It was heavily damaged in the fire.
A red line was stretched as a back up. Firefighters were on the scene for over an hour mopping up.
There was a Harley Davidson in the garage along with the minivan.
The fire is under investigation and appears to have been electrical in nature.
|July 28, 2012 at 3:59PM|
Catasauqua, Pa - The box was transmitted at 2:25 PM for a reported apartment fire at 545 4th Street sending station 2 and Medic 75.
Police arrived and car 25 reported heavy smoke from the windows of a basement apartment.
A fire Captain from Whitehall was in the area and grabbed a dry chem extinguisher from the 1st floor hallway and hit the fire located in the kitchen of a basement apartment. That helped contain the fire to the kitchen.
A 2nd alarm was transmitted while FD was enroute. Engine 211 arrived and stretched a dry line to the apartment. Ladder 231 arrived behind Engine 211.
The fire was out on arrival and crews didn't use the 1.75" hand line. They did stretch a red line in to hit some hot spots. The apartment was ventilated - searches were negative and there was no extension.
The 2nd alarm assignment: Whitehall Engines 1, 2 & ladder 6, Han-Le-Co Engine 3311, Greenawalds Rescue 1141 (F.A.S.T.) and Nancy Run Special Operations 1442 and Engine 1411. The Nancy Run engine arrived second due as they were at 3rd and Grape in Whitehall enroute to the fire training facility.
There is approximately 19 apartments in the old mansion.
|July 27, 2012 at 7:32PM|
Catasauqua, PA - At 5:54 PM Lehigh County stations 2 and 18 were dispatched to 265 Edward Lane for a dwelling fire. Police arrived on scene and reported a working fire. That information was relayed to a Catasauqua fire officer enroute and he transmitted the 2nd alarm.
The 2-story duplex had fire venting out of a second floor window on the 'B' side of the building. A line was stretched through the front door and to the second floor and a quick hit was made on the room and contents job.
Ladder 231 went to the roof and cut a vent hole above the fire room.
The 2nd alarm consisted of Whitehall Engines 1, 2 & 12, Han-Le-Co Engine 3311, Greenawalds Rescue 1141 (F.A.S.T.) and Nancy Run 1442.
A total of 2 lines were stretched and operating. FM 2 is investigating the fire and called out Allentown's arson dog.
|July 26, 2012 at 11:42PM|
Bethlehem, PA - Bethlehem Engine 9 was dispatched for a car fire on Route 22 eastbound at Route 378 at 23:08 hours.
While enroute, Pennsylvania State cops reported the fire on the westbound side on the ramp to go on Route 378,
|July 26, 2012 at 11:33PM|
Whitehall, PA - Early Thursday evening some strong storms hit the area. The storm caused this large tree to fall into this home in the 400 block of Oakwood Drive in the Fullerton section of the township.
Staff photographer was on location and provided the photo. His story below:
Crews were dispatched to the residence for a reported structural collapse.
Upon arrival they find a large tree into a home severly damaging the structure.
The occupant of the home was at work at the time of the incident, crews remained on location to secure utilities before taking up and going available.
|July 26, 2012 at 3:30PM|
Brooklyn, NY - Box 1050, 665 New York Avenue was transmitted just after 10:00 AM for a fire on the top floor of a multiple dwelling.
Within minutes of the fire department arriving, the 2nd and 3rd alarms were transmitted. Battalion 41 reported fire through the roof of the 200 x 100 apartment building.
A defensive operation was established and multiple tower ladders went into operation. The fire quickly spread through the 17 apartments and cockloft.
By 10:30, the fourth alarm was transmitted and the fire doubtful will hold. Car 7 reported 5 lines stretched and operating and that searches were continuing on the top floor and by 11:00 all searches were completed in the A and B wing. The 5th alarm was transmitted.
The 6th alarm was transmitted just before 11:30 and two firefighters were being treated by EMS for heat related injuries.
At 1:30, Car 3 declared the fire under control. A total of 5 tower ladders were in operation. ABC 7 is reporting 24 firefighters injured and 115 people left homeless.
At 1:35 the 7th alarm was transmitted for relief purposes.
Viewer photos contributed to Newsworking.
ABC 7 has good video and photos of the fire. Their story can be seen by clicking here.
|July 23, 2012 at 10:36PM|
Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Box 1846 came in around 15:30 hours Monday afternoon and quickly escalated in alarms at the former Blue Ridge Farms Food processing plant located at 3301 Atlantic Avenue near Chestnut Street in the Cypress Hills section.
The building is two-stories and approximately 150 x 300 block long structure consisting of multiple buildings all inter-connected.
The 5th alarm was transmitted at 20:30 hours for relief personnel. Multiple tower ladders are in operation, almost depleting the supply of tower ladders in Brooklyn.
Officials say this fire may burn throughout the night. By the time of this writing, some companies were being released.
At 3:50 AM, the 7th alarm was transmitted and crews still had pockets of fire. It is still Doubtful Will Hold. The duration of the fire is 12.5 hours at this point.
The Youtube video was posted by Andyinbklyn,
4 NBC NewYork story and video is here.
|July 23, 2012 at 12:43AM|
Manhattan, NY - Box 1177 was transmitted just before 23:00 hours Saturday night for 1538 3rd Avenue near 88th Street.
Battalion 10 arrives and has smoke pushing from the B & B Marketplace Grocery on the first floor of the 5-story 25x75 mixed-occupancy structure.
Firefighters found fire in the grocery store and on the 2nd floor of the building. All searches came negative. One code 10-45 (Civilian Fire Related Injury) was reported.
3 lines were stretched and operating. Division Chief 3 placed the fire under control around 00:15 Sunday morning.
Shortly after 04:00 hours early Sunday Morning, companies were back at the address working at the All Hands fire at the same address.
The Youtube video at the top of this article was by hitotch. The Youtube Videos below from Bigswifty75.
|July 22, 2012 at 11:27PM|
This Youtube video is shot by FdNy8231 Sunday on South 5th Street in Shamokin. The call came in with entrapment.
FdNy8231 writes this:
SFB - Onscene - 7/22/12 - READ Further For More Info .. View In "HD"
Shamokin Fire Bureau - South 5th. St. - Working Apartment Building Fire
Units Assigned: Engines 41, 51, 21, 11 - Truck 2 - Rescue 62 - AREA Ambulance - Shamokin Chiefs - Shamokin Police
On the 2nd Alarm - CTFD Engine 111 and Unit 112, MCFD 2 Truck - KFD Engine 211(RIT) and KFD Squads, OFC Engine 294 Were Assigned ....
Fire was originally reported with entrapment ...
SFB Did an AWESOME job with a quick knockdown ...
This as all RAW HD Video shot from the scene ... Sorry if I missed anyone assigned ...
Please check out FdNy8231 Youtube channel if you are into FDNY apparatus videos. He has 597 videos and most are apparatus from Manhattan responding to calls.