|May 18, 2013 at 9:26AM|
Whitehall, Pa. - Around 21:00 hours Friday night, a car traveling west on Main Street near the Whitehall-North Whitehall border left the roadway and struck a house.
The front of the car entered the garage of the singe-family-dwellling. The home in the 4800 block of Main Street sustained minor damage. The driver of the car appeared to have serious injuries to his head and was transported to the hospital by Cetronia EMS.
Whitehall rescue companies were dispatched for a rescue but were quickly cancelled when fire and police officers assessed the incident and determined the man was not trapped. Egypt Engines 4 and 14 were on the scene to assist EMS.
|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 04, 2013 at 6:01PM|
Whitehall, Pa. - Saturday afternoon, witnesses told Newsworking that this man in the video jumped from the Race Street bridge.
Police said he landed on the rocks below. When police arrived, they looked down at him laid out on the rocks and the man gave a thumbs up that he was okay. The police officer's couldn't believe it.
Rescue companies from the Whitehall Fire Department were called out to retrieve the man that was stuck along the river's bank.
The man walked away with what looks like minor injuries. One witness said the man lifted his shirt up and he was bleeding badly on his side.
The bridge was closed temporarily to traffic while police investigated.
|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.
|April 09, 2013 at 7:57PM|
Whitehall, Pa. - Whitehall Engines 2, 1, 11 and 13 responded to the area under the Race Street bridge for a brush fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters used 2 hand lines and rakes to extinguish the fire.
|March 01, 2013 at 11:23PM|
Whitehall, Pa. -Friday afternoon at 2:30 PM, a crew from Asplundh Tree Experts were working in the area on Fullerton Avenue at Route 22 when they took down a power line.
This resulted in a large area power outage in the Fullerton section of the Township. Traffic lights on 3rd Street from Route 22 to Grape Street were off along with the light on Grape Street near Toys R Us.
The Fire Department responded to numerous fire alarm notices. Buy Buy Baby in the Whitehall Mall had a fire alarm activated, when police arrived they said it was tripped by the power failure. A short time later, Buy Buy Baby called the Fire Department for a smoke condition in the building and the fire alarms were activated again. Fire officials found a haze in the building and checked the electrical room. It's unknown if the problem was caused by the power failure.
The power was restored to the area later in the evening.
|March 01, 2013 at 10:51AM|
Whitehall, Pa. - Police and Paramedics responded to Mickley Road near West Union Street for a shooting Thursday night at 9:17 PM. A female in her car was found with a gun shot wound to the stomach.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported her to St. Lukes Hospital where she died a few hours later.
Police officers on the scene requested a detective to respond. Members of the Whitehall Fire Police were called to the scene to secure the area and close Mickley Road from Tyler Drive to the Whitehall Mall.
The car was later impounded. The shooting is under investigation.
|February 23, 2013 at 10:33PM|
Whitehall, Pa. - Shortly after 6:00 PM Whitehall Police Officer called on the radio reporting a car fire with entrapment due to a car accident. The scene is Rt. 145 near Eberhart Road.
A car turning onto Rt. 145 from Eberhart Road was hit by a pick-up truck traveling northbound on Rt. 145 at a high rate of speed and collided with the car. The car burst into flames and two occupants were unable to get out.
Whitehall responded with 1 engine and 2 rescue companies. One hand line was pulled from the first-due engine and the fire was quickly extinguished. The occupant(s) from the pick-up truck were freed and transported to the hospital by Cetronia EMS.
After the car fire was extinguished, firefighters prepared a tarp to put over the vehicle. The coroner was requested to the scene.
Rt. 145 was closed to all traffic including emergency vehicles for many hours after the incident. As of 02:00 Sunday morning, the road was still closed.
|January 13, 2013 at 7:32PM|
Fullerton, Pa. - Lehigh County Fire Radio received a call from the alarm company reporting a fire alarm at the Whitehall Manor Assisted Living Facility at 1177 6th Street. The alarm company also reported a fire in the building.
Lehigh County fire dispatcher sent 3 stations that included 5 engines and 1 truck company. In the meantime, the 9-1-1 center called the facility and received an open phone line hearing screaming and people yelling "this is not a drill, it's a real fire."
The police arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke toward the rear of the building.
Car 16 (R. Benner) arrived and reported a fire in a room to the rear of the facility and requested the first-due companies to the rear alley. A ceiling fan was on fire in a bathroom. The fire was reported out by police before the arrival of the first-due engines.
The facility was completely evacuated and the residence were lined up on sidewalks around the complex. 1 was treated by EMS for a foot injury.
Car 16 special-called two more engines from the Egypt station to assist in patient care and ventilation.
An employee of the facility hit the fire with a fire extinguisher.
To see video of this fire, please check out our video on WFMZ 69 by clicking here.
The following companies were on location: Engines 1, 2, 12, 3, 13, 4, 14, Truck 6 and 2 EMS trucks from Cetronia. Please click here for the conversion chart for Whitehall unit numbers.