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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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