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.
Approximately 21:45 hours East Allen Station 46 was dispatched to 5838 Pheasant Road for a report of a dwelling fire. Chief 46 arrived and signaled a working fire in the kitchen of the 2-story S/F/D and filled out the box.
Stations 45 and 42 were added to fill the 1st alarm assignment. Engine 46 arrived first and stopped short of the house to let room for Tower Ladder 46 to position in front of the home. Chief 46 ordered the ladder in-service as fire started to vent from the roof.
Multiple hand lines were stretched. One to the "Bravo" side of the house for an exterior attack and one inside.
A search came up positive for a pet dog that was found in a bedroom. The dog was not injured. Crews darkened down the fire in 20 minutes and remained on location overhauling.
One person was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Lehigh Township, Pa. - At 09:41 Tuesday morning, Northampton County stations 47, Ladder 44-21 and Tanker 45-31 were sent to the area of Beefwood Road and Magnolia Drive for a house fire.
Chief 47 arrives and reports smoke showing from 3 sides of the dwelling and orders dispatch to fill out the 1st alarm box at 09:45. When Engine 47 arrives the chief orders a hand line stretched to the rear for a fire on the sun porch. Chief 47 orders Rescue 47-41 to stretch a second hand line to the front door for a 1st floor interior attack.
Lehigh Station 12, Northampton Boro ladder 42 respond on the upgraded box.
Crews quickly darken down the fire. No injuries were reported. The chief labeled the fire as suspicious and called in the Allentown Fire Departments Arson K-9.
Lehigh Township, Pa. - Approximately 19:00 hours Saturday evening, Lehigh Township Station 47 along with Walnutport 44 and Lehigh County Laurys Station 12 went to 409 Blue Mountain Drive on a house fire.
Northampton County Fire Dispatcher reported a fire in the attached garage. Engine 47-12 arrives and reports a small fire in the crawl space of the garage attached to a 2-story S/F/D and stretched one hand line to extinguish the small fire.
Other members positioned a Positive Pressure Fan at the front door to ventilate the home of any residual smoke.
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.
Northampton, Pa. - Approximately 11:30 Friday morning a man robbed the Cihylik Farmers Market at 3960 Cherryville Road in Allen Township. Minutes later, around 11:45, the same man robbed the National Penn Bank at 1862 Main Street in Northampton Borough. No gun was seen in the robberies.
The subject is a white male, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with short dark hair. He has a tattoo on his left arm. He was wearing a black shirt with the word "everything" on the front.
The businesses are approximately 2 miles apart. Lehigh Township Police assisted Northampton Borough Police at the bank robbery while State Police investigated the Robbery in Allen Township.
If you know this man or know his whereabouts, please contact State Police at 610-861-2026 or Northampton Borough Detective Squad at 610-317-0808.
Palmer, Pa. - Route 22 was closed Westbound at the 25th Street interchange early Tuesday afternoon after a truck dumped a load of wet cement on the highway.
The aftermath left a 200 foot spill in the right lane of the highway. Officials closed the highway until the spill could be cleaned up. Northampton County EMS and Lehigh County Special-Ops were called to assist.
Haz-Mat officials checked out the substance and determined it was a cement mixture with no other hazards involved.
The highway was closed until 3:30 PM. Motorist had to find alternate routes around the mess.
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