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City of Allentown

3RD PLATOON GOES TO WORK ON A ROOM AND CONTENTS AND KEEPS FIRE FROM SPREADING

October 31, 2012 at 8:05PM

Allentown, Pa. -18:26 Allentown box 3133 was transmitted for a house fire with an address of 314 Ridge Avenue. Engines 6, 9, 4, 13 (F.A.S.T.), Truck 2 and Battalion 43 (Atiyeh) respond.

The Comm Center advised all companies that multiple calls were being received. Car 43 arrives with the first due companies and the battalion signals a working fire.

3 lines are stretched in for heavy fire on a middle room on the 2nd floor of a 3-story E/O/R. Members make a quick knock down on the fire. Searches came up negative.

Crews make it to the third floor and check for extension and don't find any fire. They had some fire in the ceiling on the second floor. The engine assigned to fire watch will keep an eye on it.

The chief holds the fire to All Hands Working on the 1st alarm box.

Tags:   Allentown    Apartment    House Fire  


Lehigh County

FIRE IN GARAGE OF ATTACHED DWELLING PROMPTS 2ND ALARM ON ARRIVAL IN UPPER MACUNGIE TWP.

October 30, 2012 at 4:00PM

FIRE IN GARAGE OF ATTACHED DWELLING PROMPTS 2ND ALARM ON ARRIVAL IN UPPER MACUNGIE TWP.

Upper Macungie, Pa. - Lehigh County Fire Radio dispatched stations 56, 8 and 25 for a garage fire at 1527 Magnolia Drive at 3:25 PM.

56 command arrived and reported a working fire in the garage and starting to extend into the 2-story dwelling. He transmitted the second alarm immediately.

He ordered the first engine to stretch into the interior of the house to protect it from the fire in the garage. Crews quickly got the upper hand on this one.

Second alarm companies were stations 30, 3, 22, 11 (F.A.S.T.), Berks Rescue 21 (Topton) and 62 (Rehab).

Tags:   2nd Alarm   House Fire   Lehigh County  


Lehigh County

HURRICANE SANDY WREAKS HAVOC WITH WIND IN THE ALLENTOWN BETHLEHEM EASTON AREA OF PENNSYLVANIA

October 29, 2012 at 11:05PM

HURRICANE SANDY WREAKS HAVOC WITH WIND IN THE ALLENTOWN BETHLEHEM EASTON AREA OF PENNSYLVANIA

Trees down. Transformers exploding. Wires down. Power outages. Area 9-1-1 Centers gave out hundreds of calls to area fire and police departments. The skies lit up like lightning as transformers blew.

We started covering the storm in the afternoon and finished just before 11:00 PM Monday night. The fire radio was so clogged with calls, we couldn't keep track of everything. Every street we encountered had debris strewn about. Trees blocking the traffic lanes.

In Allentown, it appeared as though a tornado hit the city. Roofs were blown off, trees down everywhere. Blocks and Blocks of black outs. It got way to dangerous to continue to look for emergencies to photograph.

Look through our Facebook photo album for all of today's incidents by clicking here.

Tags:   Lehigh County   Northampton County  


Lehigh County

NEWSWORKING TO START COVERING HURRICANE SANDY AND THE DESTRUCTION IT LEAVES BEHIND

October 29, 2012 at 11:00AM

NEWSWORKING TO START COVERING HURRICANE SANDY AND THE DESTRUCTION IT LEAVES BEHIND

We will start covering this hurricane event with photos and video. We cannot however, promise anything at this time. We will safely try to keep all our viewers up-to-date with photos and video from around the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metropolitan area of Pennsylvania.

We will not go into details as we are not meteorologists. So we will leave the forecasting to them. We are news stringers and we will stick to what we know best!

Stay tuned as we start gathering photos and video. We will share them on our Facebook page in a photo album marked "Hurricane Sandy 2012."

We want all our fans to stay safe and out of harms way during this storm. Let it up to professionals to keep you informed. Thank you.

Tags:   Lehigh County   Northampton County  


City of Allentown

WORKING FIRE DAMAGES ROWHOME IN THE NORTH CENTRAL SECTION OF THE CITY SUNDAY MORNING

October 29, 2012 at 10:15AM

WORKING FIRE DAMAGES ROWHOME IN THE NORTH CENTRAL SECTION OF THE CITY SUNDAY MORNING

Allentown, Pa. - Just before 8:00 AM Allentown box 2328 (10th & Washington) was transmitted for a house fire at 975 West Green Street. Engines 4, 9, 6, 10 (F.A.S.T.), Truck 2 and Chief 43 responded.

On arrival they found fire venting from the 3-story M/O/R and stretched 1 hand line to make a quick knock on the fire.

Companies checked the exposures on both sides for extension.

1 civilian was reported injured and needed EMS.

All photographs by Dennis Wetherhold Jr.

Tags:   Allentown    House Fire  


Lehigh County

DRIVER KILLED WHEN SUV SLAMS THE BACK OF BOX TRUCK WHEN TRAFFIC SLOWED FOR ACCIDENT ON RT. 22

October 28, 2012 at 11:29AM

Hanover Twp., Pa. - Just before 3:00 AM, traffic slowed on Rt. 22 westbound for an accident near Dauphin Street when a SUV slammed into the back of a Morning Call Newspaper truck in the area of the T-Mobile call center. The driver was killed after becoming trapped under the truck.

The SUV had heavy intrusion to the front passenger side of the vehicle. State Troopers called in the accident. Han-Le-Co statioin 33 and EMS 75 were dispatched to the second accident.

Rt. 22 was closed westbound at Airport Road while Troopers investigated the fatal accident.

Tags:   Accident   Fatality   Lehigh County   Rescue  


Lehigh County

EMMAUS F.D. TRANSMITS 2ND ALARM ON ARRIVAL TO RESTAURANT FIRE

October 28, 2012 at 3:20AM

EMMAUS F.D. TRANSMITS 2ND ALARM ON ARRIVAL TO RESTAURANT FIRE

Emmaus, Pa. - Emmaus Fire Department responded to a structural fire at 1449 Chestnut Street at the Farmhouse Restaurant around 1:45 PM.

Flames were seen to the rear of the building and the second alarm transmitted. Vera Cruz 28 was on the scene assisting Emmaus. Alburtis F.A.S.T. company and Wescosville were re-called.

1 line was stretched and operating. The fire was darkened down in 10 minutes. Members remained on scene overhauling for about an hour. The initial call was for a dumpster fire and was upgraded to the structural fire when the fire was extending to the building.

No injuries were reported.

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Tags:   2nd Alarm   Lehigh County   Structure Fire  


City of Allentown

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING HOMICIDE IN THE 700 BLOCK OF WASHINGTON ON THE NORTHSIDE

October 27, 2012 at 11:38AM

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING HOMICIDE IN THE 700 BLOCK OF WASHINGTON ON THE NORTHSIDE

Allentown, Pa. - Allentown Police are once again in the 700 block of Washington Street, between 7th and 8th Streets. They are investigating a shooting that occurred around 4:30 AM Saturday morning.

One victim was rushed to a local trauma center and was pronounced dead on arrival. This is the second homicide in this block in less than a week.

Correspondent Mike Nester provided the photographs.

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Tags:   Allentown    Police   Shooting  


Lehigh County

BOY, 14, KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY VEHICLE WHILE TRICK OR TREATING

October 26, 2012 at 11:02PM

BOY, 14, KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY VEHICLE WHILE TRICK OR TREATING

Upper Macungie, Pa. - Around 8:30 PM Friday night, a 14-year old boy was struck by an SUV on Shantz Road near Balsam while trick or treating with a friend.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Berks Lehigh Regional Police are investigating the accident.

Photographs by correspondent Mike Nester of NVP.

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Tags:   Accident   Fatality   Lehigh County  


City of Allentown

FIREFIGHTERS MAKE QUICK WORK OF HOUSE FIRE ON NORTH 8TH STREET

October 25, 2012 at 3:47PM

FIREFIGHTERS MAKE QUICK WORK OF HOUSE FIRE ON NORTH 8TH STREET

Allentown, Pa. - Allentown box 2316 (8th & Tilghman) was transmitted for a house fire at 631 N. 8th Street at 2:52 PM.

Engines 4, 9, 6, Truck 2, Cars 43, 40 and 45 responded. Companies arrived to find smoke showing from a 2-story M/O/R and stretched one hand line to the first floor for a fire in the living room.

Truck 2 vented the windows on the second floor while the engine crew made a hit on the fire. The fire was knocked down in about 10 minutes. Primary searches are negative.

The hydrant at 8th and Allen was used to supply engine 4.

The Red Cross was notified to assist the family. No injuries were reported.

Tags:   Allentown    House Fire