|May 13, 2013 at 12:49AM|
Whitehall, Pa. -At 20:43 Whitehall Engines 2, 12, 1, 3, 13 and Rescue 8 under command of Chief of Department Robert Benner responded to 1177 6th Street, Whitehall Manor Assisted Living for a structural fire.
The center was evacuated while firefighters investigated a smoke condition in the lower level of the complex. Firefighters eventually went to the roof to check the HVAC units for the possible source of the smoke.
Residents were allowed back into the building about 30 minutes later. Officials believe a transformer on the heating unit malfunctioned. 2 residents were transported to a local hospital via EMS 62.
|May 09, 2013 at 7:05PM|
Whitehall, Pa. - 17:30 hours Whitehall Engines 3, 2, 11 and Rescue 8 responded to a report of a compactor fire to the rear of the Forman Mills at 2159 MacArthur Road.
Chief of Department Robert Benner arrived and reported smoke showing. The first arriving engine, Squrt 3 stretched a trash line to the compactor. Initial reports were leaves burning under the container.
Further investigation revealed that cardboard and other trash got lodged around the motor which resulted in an over-heated motor. The trash around the motor started burning.
Rescue 8 pulled the container away from the compactor. The fire did not extend into the container.
3 Engines and a rescue responded on the box. To convert the Whitehall numbers to Lehigh County Radio numbers, click here.
|May 08, 2013 at 4:20PM|
Allentown, Pa. - Box 3539 was transmitted at 02:54 for 2327 Hanover Avenue at Scoobies Gentleman's Club for a fire. Engines 13, 6, 9, Truck 2 and the 43 Bn responded. Police arrived and reported smoke from the building.
Engine 13 arrived first and reported nothing showing. The chief arrived simultaneously and investigated and found smoke from second floor window and signaled a working fire. Members forced the door and stretched a hand line into the 1st floor where they found a fire.
Members quickly darkened down the fire while other members opened up the structure and searched both floors of the business. The Fire Marshal's office is investigating the fire.
Photo by Mike Nester.
|May 03, 2013 at 11:15AM|
Whitehall, Pa - At 01:39 Lehigh County Fire Radio Transmitted the box for 1225 Schadt Avenue for a store fire. Engines 2, 12, 1, 3, 11, 13 and Rescue 8 responded.
Police were also dispatched for a burglary at the same location. The 9-1-1 caller seen individuals run out of the building and flee in a car.
Engine 2 arrived and found fire in the rear of a 40x75 1-story taxpayer. They positioned on side 1 of the building and stretched one hand line through the front door. Engine 12 connected to the hydrant at Wolf and Schadt and brought in a water supply to feed Engine 2.
Engine 3 (Squrt) positioned in the rear and went to the roof to cut a vent hole. The fire was extinguished in 5 minutes. Other members checked for extension and overhauled. All searches were negative.
If you want to convert Whitehall apparatus numbers to Lehigh County Radio numbers click here.
|May 03, 2013 at 1:42AM|
Catasauqua, Pa. - Lehigh County Fire Radio transmitted the box for an apartment building fire for the address 2 Front Street at Silver Manor, sending Catasauqua 2, North Catasauqua 18 and EMS 75 at 15:08. They also received the alarm system for apartment 402.
Police arrived at 15:10 and reported a working apartment fire.
207 transmitted the 2nd alarm upon receiving the size-up from Police. Lehigh County transmitted the 2nd at 15:14, sending Whitehall Engines 1, 2, 3, Rescue 8, Hanleco Engine 3311, Greenawalds Rescue 1141 (F.A.S.T.) and Northampton County station 14.
Whitehall Chief 1A (3602) arrived and went inside to investigate and found a fire in the exterior wall and ordered the ladder to the 4th floor. He reported that this is no "room & contents" job.
As the fire extended to the cockloft, extra companies were special-called (3rd alarm equivalent) sending to the scene Hanorco Tower Ladder 15, Northampton Boro Engine 42 and Woodlawn 32.
Engine 3311 laid a supply line on Race Street over the railroad tracks. Command had Southern Norfolk notified to stop all train traffic until further notice.
Whitehall's Engine 1 (3611) had the hydrant at Front and Race Street and stretched one line to the 4th floor interior.
Ladder 231 positioned on side 4 (North) of the building. Whitehall's Squrt, Ladder 33 and Norco Tower Ladder 15 all positioned on side 2 (South) and went into service. Truck company members worked on opening up the roof and made a good stop of the fire in the cockloft.
Other members worked on the fire escape to open up the exterior wall and extinguished the fire in the walls. All searches came up negative.
One firefighter received minor injuries.
4 hand lines were stretched and 3 were in operation.
|April 07, 2013 at 9:22PM|
Horsham, Pa. - What started as a small brush fire around 2:15 PM Sunday at 298 Blair Mill Road, consumes 2-story office building by the time it's all over. The fire escalated to 3 alarms upon arrival of the first due companies. Video above by Phillyfirenews.com
Video below and all Photos by Jayson Wagner Photography.
|March 14, 2013 at 6:33PM|
Allentown, Pa. - Allentown Fire Dispatch transmitted box 2267 at 06:15 for 9th and Allen Streets for a structural fire sending Engines 6, 10, 13, 14 (F.A.S.T.), 53 (E4) and Battalion 43 (Atiyeh).
Car 43 arrived and reported smoke showing from a 3-story End of Row (E/O/R) with a fire in the 1st floor store front. Crews went to the 2nd and 3rd floors to conduct a search. No victims or fire were found on those floors.
Members stretched a hand line to the store front and found a fire on the 1st floor. The fire was out in 10 minutes. Crews remained on scene venting the structure. FM 45 is investigating the fire.
Photos courtesy of Mike Nester of Nester Video Productions.
|March 07, 2013 at 12:25AM|
Allen Township, Pa. - Thursday evening at 7:32 PM Northampton County companies 45 (Allen), 47 (Lehigh) and EMS 49 were dispatched to ProtoCAM, 3848 Cherryville Road in Allen Township, Northampton County for a structural fire.
On arrival, crews found heavy fire from the 1-story commercial building. The second alarm was transmitted at 19:43 sending companies 46 (East Allen), 44 (Walnutport), 48 (Klecknersville Rangers), Ladder 42-21 (F.A.S.T.)
Crews had bulk of the fire darkened down in 30 minutes. The fire is under investigation.
|February 18, 2013 at 8:54PM|
Allentown, Pa. - At 18:58 box 3443 was transmitted for 747 E. Highland Street sending Engines 6, 13, 9, Truck 2 and Battalion 43 (Henrick) on the ticket. Two 911 calls were received.
Engine 6 arrives and reports heavy smoke from a 1-story auto repair shop. Two lines were stretched for a car fire inside the garage that extended to the cockloft. Battalion 43 arrived and transmitted a working fire signal bringing with it Engine 4 as the F.A.S.T. company.
All hands went to work and the box was held to the first alarm assignment. Crews had the fire under control 30 minutes later.
|February 15, 2013 at 8:57PM|
Emmaus, Pa. - Just after 12:00 PM Friday afternoon, Lehigh County Stations 7 and 28 take in a structure fire reported at 1st and Spruce Streets in the Borough.
The first fire officer on scene reports smoke showing from a 1-story semi-detached garage in the 100 block of Spruce Street and has the first engine company drop a supply line and stretch a hand line to the attic space of the garage for a fire.
Crews go to the roof to cut a vent hole. The fire was knocked down 10 minutes later. The garage sustained minimal damage. There was no extension to the home.
Photos by Mike Nester. View more of his photographs on Nester Video Production Facebook page here.