|May 13, 2013 at 11:07PM|
Freemansburg, Pa. - Around 10:00 AM Monday, flames ripped out of a second floor window of a rowhome at 204 Juniata Street.
Firefighters had the fire out about 30 minutes later. The home at 202 Juniata sustained smoke and water damage.
Two families were displaced and received assistance from the Red Cross.
|April 28, 2013 at 11:51AM|
Lower Saucon, Pa. - Police and EMS were called to 4018 Sherry Hill Road for a shooting at a large party around 01:30 hours Sunday morning. EMS units were staging away from the scene until police could secure the area. Once they found the victim, EMS was brought in and a medical helicopter was flown in to transport the victim.
The victim had multiple gunshot wounds and was in critical condition.
Five people were detained and transported to police headquarters for questioning.
The crowd, estimated to be over 100 people, had their cars searched as they left the party. Multiple police agencies assisted Lower Saucon Police.
No further details are available at this time.
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|April 25, 2013 at 9:05AM|
Lehigh Township, Pa. - The call came in at 11:00 PM Wednesday night for a dwelling fire at 443 Washington Drive, located just south of the Borough of Walnutport. Lehigh Township Chief 47-51 (Hildebrand) arrives on location and reports heavy fire on the first floor of the 2-story Single-Family-Dwelling and to use caution he has downed power lines and a propane tank venting on the front porch.
Lehigh Township's engine stretched 5 hand lines. The only other piece of apparatus in front of the house was Walnutport's engine. The house was at the end of a long driveway and 47-51 had only two engines operating while all other companies staged their trucks out on Washington Drive.
Companies were ordered to do an exterior attack from the start due to the heavy fire consuming most of the house.
The homeowner was reported to be inside. His car was in the driveway but the neighbors nor the firefighters knew his whereabouts. The coroner was later called to the scene.
The home was surrounded by piles of wooden pallets making access difficult.
Companies from Northampton, Lehigh and Carbon Counties assisted Lehigh Township Fire Department in battling the blaze.
|April 12, 2013 at 9:50AM|
Northampton, Pa. - At 22:23 hours Northampton Borough Fire 42, EMS 49, North Catasauqua Fire 43 and Police respond to a report of an accident with entrapment in the 400 block of East 4th Street.
Fire officials arrive and report a car on its roof with a male trapped inside. Northampton Ladder 42 arrives and puts numerous tools in-service, including spreaders and cutters. North Catasauqua Firefighters assisted at the scene.
Crews cut two doors off the car in order to free the man. He was taken to St. Lukes Hospital by Northampton Regional EMS.
The car struck two parked vehicles before coming to a rest on its roof.
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|April 02, 2013 at 5:38PM|
Bethlehem Township, Pa. - Early Tuesday Morning April 2, 2013 around 0200 hrs Bethlehem Twp. Stations 14 and 17 were dispatched to the 3900 Blk of Hecktown Road for a reported house fire.
The caller reports a fire in the basement and police arrive and reported a working fire. Fire crews are greeted with heavy smoke conditions throughout and fire showing from the basement in the rear and requested the box be filled for the 1st alarm assignment.
Lines are stretched into the basement and truck crews start to open up. The fire extends to the first floor venting out the side windows another line is run into the first floor. All searches are negative with a resident going to the hospital with burns and smoke inhalation. One firefighter is transported for a minor ankle
The fire was placed under control in about an hour and crews cleared after overhaul and fire watch. Township crews were also assisted by units from Hecktown, West Easton (F.A.S.T.), Steel City, Palmer, Hanover, Freemansburg and Bethlehem Twp EMS.
Photos and Video by Correspondent Mike Nester.
|March 08, 2013 at 3:36PM|
Bethlehem, Pa. - Engines 5, 6, 9, Ladder 2 and Truck 2 were dispatched to 1965 Greenleaf Street for a report of an explosion and fire at 3:20 AM.
Bethlehem Police arrived and found a lady on the porch and smoke pouring from the house.
Engine 5 arrived and reported fire venting from the rear of the house. Further size-up determined they had a fire in the basement with possible people trapped.
Engine 5 stretched one hand line to the rear and made a quick stop of the fire. A fire dispatcher informed command that they received a call from Muhlenberg Hospital that two people showed up with burns that were from the address they were operating at. Eventually two other people showed up at the hospital with injuries related to the fire.
2 police officers were injured when they were overcome by chemicals and chemical burns. They were treated and release.
Firefighters did a search of the building and checked for fire extension. No one was in the house.
At 6:00 AM today, police were going to serve a search warrant related to methamphetamine sales in the city.
During the investigation early this morning, a van was found parked at the Wal-mart parking lot off Route 191 in Bethlehem Township that was related to this address. State Police were called in to decontaminate the van.
Police are continuing their investigation to see if the chemicals were related to the blast and the fire. No criminal charges have been filed as of this time.
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|March 08, 2013 at 11:16AM|
Bethlehem Township, Pa. - Northampton County sent Bethlehem Township companies 14 & 17 to 3135 Prescott Road for a house fire. Police arrive and report a fully involved house with possible entrapment.
Command ordered all companies to a defensive operation and filled-out the first alarm. Companies 15, 53, 12 and 27 were added to fill the box.
Tower ladder 14 was set-up and put the ladder pipe to work, darkening down the bulk of the fire. Numerous hand lines were used on the ground.
No injuries were reported. The homeowner wasn't home at the time of the fire and believes his fireplace may have started the blaze. The fire is under investigation.
|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 22, 2013 at 12:43AM|
Forks Township, Pa. - Around 8:00 PM Forks Fire 25 was dispatched to 40 Clarendon Drive for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Command found heavy fire in the attached garage of a 2-story S/F/D and requested the 1st alarm transmitted.
Forks Fire Chief Charles Chapman told NewsWorking the fire originated in the laundry room adjacent to the garage. Heavy fire consumed the garage and portions of the dwelling. The chief said about 50 firefighters from 5 companies assisted at the scene. 4 lines were stretched and operating.
Forks, Palmer, West Easton, Plainfield and Lower Mount Bethel were at the scene.
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|February 03, 2013 at 2:35PM|
Lehigh Township, Pa. - Late Friday Evening Lehigh Twp Station 47 was dispatched to the 3575 Beech Drive for the Dwelling Fire.
Upon arrival of the first in officer they discovered a home well involved and immediately struck the full 1st alarm assignment. Crews went in service with their heaviest water lines to darken down the flames so crews could make an interior attack.
A portion of the structure collapsed from the fire and extra tankers were brought in for water supply. Crews remained on scene for several hours is freezing temps to make sure there were no flare ups.
No injuries were reported and crews from both Northampton and Lehigh Counties worked on the scene.
Story and Photos by Correspondent Mike Nester of NVP.