At 13:29 Tuesday afternoon, Lehigh County Fire Radio sent Engines 26-11, 22-11 and Tanker 26-21 to 4618 Kernsville Road for a garage fire. Command arrived on location and reported a working fire in a 1-story garage being used as a gun shop and ordered the 2nd alarm struck.
Lehigh County transmitted the 2nd alarm at 13:31 sending Engines 16-11, Tanker 16-21, Tanker 22-21, Ladder 16-31, Unit 26-91 and EMS 67. Command ordered multiple hand lines stretched to the garage that sits behind the property on Kernsville Rd.
Command requested more companies for man-power and tankers. Lehigh County Fire Radio sent station 11, Tanker 51-21 and Tanker 8-21.
Around 01:30 Friday morning, Northampton County 911 dispatched Wilson Station 24 to the area of South 20th and Butler Streets for a garage fire.
Upon responding Communications advise they are receiving multiple calls. The first due Engine reports Fire Showing from a Block away. The engine company arrives on location and stretches up the ally to the garage, next engine in secures a water supply.
Fire is starting to spread to neighboring garages however crews are able to make the stop and contain it to the main fire building which is 2 car garage with 3 vehicles and a couple motorcycles inside.
3 lines are placed in service and crews remained on the scene for several hours for overhaul and investigation. No injuries were reported.
What started as a domestic disturbance around 1:15 PM Tuesday escalated to a 2-alarm fire at the Mineral Springs Hotel & Bar located at 4306 N. Delaware Drive in Forks Township.
Fire officials arrived just before 1:30 PM and reported flames showing from the building.
The fire quickly escalated to 2-alarms with multiple tanker task forces dispatched as the fire ran the length of the cockloft. The scene is located about 4 miles north of the City of Easton and has no hydrant system. Tankers were called in from as far away as Lehigh County to help supply water. Some companies were drafting from the Delaware River.
It took firefighters over 2 hours to darken down the bulk of the fire. They remained on scene for hours overhauling and putting out hot spots.
The City of Easton provided assistance with their Tower Ladder and a few firefighters.
2 Police officers and 2 civilians were injured. One person was reported to have burn injuries.
Around 1130 hrs Stations 8 and 56 are dispatched to Fiber America at 7072 Snowdrift Rd for a water flow alarm.
First officer arrives on location with smoke showing from a 300 foot by 300 foot 1-story warehouse and upgrades the assignment to a structure fire. Crews stretch a line into the building and Station 25 is special called for manpower, Engine from 56 lays a supply line.
Interior crews locate a 50 foot by 50 foot area of fire inside the structure and request a 2nd line and a 2nd alarm is transmitted. Crews stretch a 3rd line into the front of the building as heavy smoke pushes out from open doors.
Crews make a knock on the fire and work on overhauling the area of fire before clearing, no injuries are reported.
Sellersville, Pa. - Late Wednesday night Sellersville area Fire Departments respond to Maple and Lawn Avenues for a building fire.
On arrival, firefighters were met with heavy fire on the first floor and basement of a 3-story vacant factory. All the windows are boarded up on the building that was built around 1892 and housed the Otto Eisenlohr and Brothers Cigar Factory.
Sellsersville command quickly transmitted the second alarm. As firefighters darkened down the fire, a third alarm was transmitted for relief purposes.
Multiple hand lines were in operation along with 3 tower ladders. Firefighters hit hot spots on the upper floors. The Fire Marshals office was called in to investigate.
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Delanco, NJ. - Firefighters in Burlington County New Jersey had their hands full as they strike 11 alarms for a commercial structure fire Sunday afternoon around 13:30. The warehouse, located at 1000 Coopertown Road. is a distribution facility for Dietz & Watson, had only security guards working at the 260,000 square foot warehouse when the fire broke out.
Crews put multiple ladder pipes and master streams in service to try and put a knock on the fire which was running the roof of the building. Crews from Burlington, Mercer, Gloucester and Camden counties converged on the blaze which caused heavy damage to the building. At one point as it appeared crews were getting the upper hand the roof gave way which unleashed intense fire and a smoke column seen up to 20 miles away.
Solar panels on the roof of the building posed major problems for firefighters. The Fire Chief kept firefighters off the roof because of the dangers. This prevented them from making trench cuts in the roof to stop the fire from spreading. In addition to the solar panels, there was a power unit on the roof.
The building is a cold storage facility and the insulation used to insulate such a building also was a major factor in the fire load.
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Walnutport, Pa. - Lehigh County Fire Radio dispatched Stations 29, 24 & EMS 67 to 131 Cherry Street for a report of a structural fire at 13:12 hours. Minutes later, EMS reported a working fire in a shed.
When fire command arrived on location, he found a large 1-story 80 x 20 multiple garage structure well involved on the property of the American Nickeloid Plant. The garages had numerous propane tanks and acetylene tanks inside. The first in engine used class B foam and the turret gun to darken down the fire.
At 13:21, Chief 29 struck the 2nd alarm sending the balance of the original alarm plus the tower ladder from Palmerton, Carbon County and a Tanker from Lehigh Township, Northampton County.
3 hand lines were stretched and operating. The fire was darkened down in 30 minutes. A fork lift was used to pull out trucks and other equipment that was destroyed in the fire.
North Whitehall, Pa. - All four North Whitehall companies (12, 16, 22, 26) operated at this barn fire at Woodbine and RedHill Roads around 13:00 hours Saturday. Mutual Aid from surrounding municipalities sent tankers to help battle this blaze.
Palmer, Pa. - The box was transmitted at 05:40 for a structural fire for 3510 Greenway Street in Palmer Township, Northampton County sending a tactical box from Stations 27 & 53. Police arrive and confirm a working fire. Command transmits the full first alarm.
At 05:44 Northampton County Fire fills the box sending Engines 14-11 and Station 23. Companies stretch hand lines to the 1-story structure but it's evident that there is a large volume of fire deep seated in the building.
Exposure problems exist on side 2 of the building where a 2-story apartment building and a 1-story strip mall is attached.
With heavy smoke pushing now, command transmits the 2nd alarm.
At 06:02, Northampton County Transmits the second alarm sending out Engine 28-12, Ladder 25-21, Rescue 18-41 and Special Ops 14-42.
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