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Northampton County

PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF APARTMENT HOUSE ON 2ND STREET IN NORTH CATASAUQUA, PA

March 22, 2014 at 11:47AM

PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF APARTMENT HOUSE ON 2ND STREET IN NORTH CATASAUQUA, PA

At 10:54 AM Saturday morning, Police, Fire and Emergency Management officials were summoned to 1022 2nd Street in North Catsauqua for a report of a building collapse.

Once on scene, officials found residents moving personal belongings out of their apartments and into awaiting U-Haul vans. The front portion of the foundation is sinking into the ground possibly caused by a sink hole.

PPL, UGI and water company officials turned off all utilities to 1020 and 1022 2nd Street. Red Cross was on scene to assist residents of the affected addresses.

Catasauqua Rescue 241 also assisted at the scene. No injuries were reported.

Tags:   Collapse   Northampton County  


Northampton County

2ND ALARM: FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE STUBBORN FIRE IN BASEMENT OF DWELLING

March 03, 2014 at 10:24PM

Bath, PA. Firefighters from 12 Northampton County companies battled a house fire at 128 South Chestnut Street. First arriving companies found a fire in the basement that was extending to the upper floors of the 2-story dwelling.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   House Fire   Northampton County  


Northampton County

FATAL FIRE: 1 PERSON FOUND DEAD INSIDE BURNING HOME IN HANOVER TOWNSHIP, PA

February 18, 2014 at 2:13AM

Approximately 21:35 hours Monday night, Hanover Township Northampton County Fire was sent to 1930 Mark Twain Circle for a house fire with entrapment.

Command quickly upgraded the tactical box to a full 1st alarm bringing with it multiple fire companies from surrounding municipalities. Catasauqua Rescue 2 was the designated F.A.S.T. company.

First arriving members found a victim inside the dwelling but was D.O.A. Companies stretched multiple hand lines. The fire went defensive almost immediately. Hanover Tower Ladder 15-21 was put into service with its elevated master stream.

Companies remained on scene for over 4 hours dousing the flames. The Coroners office was on the scene. At the time of this writing, one person was confirmed dead and until firefighters can get in the fire building to do a thorough search, it will be unknown if other people were inside the home.

Tags:   Fatality   House Fire   Northampton County  


Northampton County

WOOD BURNING STOVE EXTENDS INTO BASEMENT OF NORTHAMPTON DUPLEX

February 07, 2014 at 8:06PM

Northampton, PA. - Just before 11:00 AM, a tactical box was dispatched to 1926 Washington Avenue on a house fire. Police arrived and reported a working basement fire. With that information, the box was transmitted for the 1st alarm assignment.

Engine 43 (North Catasauqua 18) arrived first with a crew of 3 and stretched a line in the front door of a 2.5 story duplex. They found a fire in the basement that extended from a wood burning stove and quickly darken down the fire.

2 additional lines were stretched, however only 1 was put into service. Firefighters checked for extension. Searches were negative. A total of 3 lines were stretched and two were in service.

Tags:   House Fire   Northampton County  


Northampton County

FIREFIGHTERS IN NORTHERN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY BATTLE DWELLING FIRE LATE THURSDAY NIGHT

February 07, 2014 at 6:17PM

Wind Gap, PA. - Mike Nester was on the scene of this house fire Thursday night. This is what he wrote about the fire:

Late Thursday night Crews were dispatched for a reported house fire on Constitution Ave. EMS is first to arrive on location and reports a working fire,

Wind Gap and Plainfield fire units arrive and stretch in on the fire. Crews had heavy fire conditions to the rear of the home with it extending into the main portion.

Crews battled the fire for a couple hours before bringing it under control, no injuries were reported and investigators will work to find a cause to the fire.

Tags:   House Fire   Northampton County  


Northampton County

MASS CASUALTY DECLARED WHEN TRACTOR TRAILER HITS BUS LOADED WITH 40 COLLEGE STUDENTS ON RT. 33

February 05, 2014 at 11:38PM

Bethlehem Township, PA. - Shortly before 13:30 hours Wednesday Afternoon Bethlehem Township Fire and EMS were dispatched to mile marker 1 on route 33 northbound for an accident with entrapment.

The accident involved a tractor trailer and a charter bus. The driver of the truck was heavily pinned. EMS Command requested a MCI for about 40 patients on the bus which was carrying the Army Basketball Team.

The driver of the truck was extricated in about 45 minutes and was transported to a local trauma center. Route 33 was closed for couple of hours while they cleaned up the scene and investigation.

Photos and Video by Mike Nester of N.V.P.

Tags:   Accident   Northampton County   Rescue  


Northampton County

1 DEAD IN FIERY CRASH ON INTERSTATE 78 NEAR TOLL BOOTH

January 13, 2014 at 11:46PM

Williams Township, Pa. - Just after 8:00 AM Monday morning, a tractor trailer struck the rear of a car paying a toll at the toll booth on Interstate 78 entering Pennsylvania.

The tractor trailer burst into flames just west of the toll plaza. The tractor trailer damaged two booths at the plaza. When firefighters arrived, they discovered that a SUV was under the truck.

The driver of the SUV was killed in the crash. The interstate was closed while police investigated the accident.

Photos and video by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Automobile Fire   Northampton County   Rescue  


Northampton County

DOG ACTS AS SMOKE DETECTOR AND SAVES HIS MASTER FROM BURNING HOME

December 12, 2013 at 7:48PM

Williams Township, Pa. - Northampton County Fire Radio sent station 28, Ladder 24-21 and EMS 20 to 200 Industrial Drive on a house fire. The initial caller reported seeing flames in the house.

EMS unit 20-86 arrives and reports heavy fire from the windows of a 2-story dwelling. Chief 28-51 hear's the report and fills out the 1st alarm assignment at 05:03.

Northampton County Fire Radio dispatches Station 23, Engine 20-11, 27 for R.I.T. at 05:06.

A water supply was established at Morganhill and Cedarhill Roads. Arriving companies commenced with a defensive attack.

Newspapers reported that the pet dog, Snoop Dog, a coonhound alerted the homeowner of the fire and both escaped through a 2nd floor window.

All photos and video by Jayson Wagner.

Tags:   House Fire   Northampton County  


Northampton County

GARAGE GUTTED IN WILSON BOROUGH

November 09, 2013 at 12:17PM

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.

Photos and Video by Mike Nester.



Northampton County

2ND ALARM: FIREFIGHTERS FROM TWO COUNTIES BATTLE FIRE IN 3-STORY HOTEL/BAR IN FORKS TOWNSHIP

October 22, 2013 at 9:36PM

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.

View the photo gallery here.

The video below was shot by Mike Nester. His video ends where ours starts.



The video below is from Jay Wagner. His video starts where ours left off.