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Whitehall Township

OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS FIRE AT NAIL SALON

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.

Tags:   Arson   Structure Fire   Whitehall, PA.  


Lehigh County

ARSON SUSPECTED IN NORTH WHITEHALL HOUSE FIRE

February 26, 2013 at 9:49AM

ARSON SUSPECTED IN NORTH WHITEHALL HOUSE FIRE

North Whitehall, Pa. - Investigators say the fire at 5318 Rt. 145 is suspected arson. The fire occurred on Saturday just before 9:00 AM.

The Allentown Fire Department's K-9 (Judge) found numerous spots where an accelerant was used.

Fire officials are continuing their investigation.

You can see the full story with video and photos by clicking here.

Tags:   Arson   House Fire   Lehigh County  


New York State

BUFFALO NEW YORK BUSY WITH A FATAL FIRE AND A RASH OF VACANT DWELLINGS

May 14, 2012 at 7:42PM

Buffalo firefighters were busy over the weekend battling fires in vacant dwellings and a fatal fire. Check out the three videos from Youtube. Photographers were busy this week in Buffalo.

The first fire (above video) at 166 Walden Avenue Saturday morning at 00:31 hours.

Youtube Channel's Murthad02 writes this about the fire:

Buffalo Firefighters responded early this morning at 0031 Hrs for a report of a structure fire on Walden Ave.

F-11 went on location with fire showing from the rear of a 2 story vacant dwelling. B-56 reported fire on the 1st floor with possible extension to the 2nd floor & attic.

B-56 further reported the building structurally comprimised and ordered defensive operations.

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The next fire Murthad02 shot was at 2972 Bailey Avenue Saturday morning at 00:55 hours. He wrote this about the fatal fire:

Buffalo Firefighters responded early this morning at 0055 Hrs for a report of a structure fire on Bailey Ave.

Engine 23 went on location with fire showing from a 1 1/2 story mixed use building and a report of a victim inside.

B-47 reported heavy fire on the 1st floor of the occupied building with an exposure problem on the #2 side and requested an additional 1 & 1 (E33, L4) to the scene.

Rescue 1 located a victim on the 1st floor and reported an obvious DOA.

The fire was under control in 36 minutes.



The two videos below was shot Monday morning at 02:27 hours on Goodyear Avenue damaged two vacant homes and is considered suspicious.



Tags:   Arson   House Fire   Out-of-State   Structure Fire  


Oklahoma

4 ARSON FIRES IN VACANT DWELLINGS, BUT SINGLE MOM WAS SET TO MOVE IN, PAID FIRST MONTH MORTGAGE

May 08, 2012 at 5:52PM

Tulsa - 4 arson fires hit Tulsa on Saturday night and Sunday, all were vacant, but one was set to be occupied by a single mother very soon as she just purchased it last month. She just paid her first mortgage payment.

NewsOn6 reports:

A 26-year-old single mother just bought the house in April through Habitat 4 Hope. She painted and was planning to move in this weekend.

But now, all that's left is the charred remains of her American dream.

Joda Sanders is trying to explain to her 2-year-old son what happened to their home.

She bought it in April and made her first payment on May 3rd, then got a call Saturday morning saying it had burned to the ground.

She's still in shock from it all.




The Youtube channel brian23xxx wrote this about his video:

Firefighters arrived just mins after getting the call..many of them were at another house fire wrappn it up & doing salvage work..4 stations went back in service just to come aid other firefighters responding to this scene...it was under control in just about 7 mins.

Engine company 19, Engine Company 16, Engine comopany 24, Engine Company 3, Ladder Company 24, Engine Company 10, Car 645,

Tags:   Arson   House Fire   Out-of-State  


Lackawanna County

SCRANTON FIRE DESTROYS THREE BUILDINGS, RULED ARSON

March 21, 2012 at 2:08PM





Video and excerpt from The Times-Tribune:

A massive and fast-moving fire destroyed two buildings and badly damaged two others in the city's Weston Field area Tuesday night, leaving the neighborhood in a hazy cloud of smoke, chaos and confusion and 19 people without homes.

Scranton and Dunmore firefighters responded to the blaze on Langstaff Place, near Albright Avenue, shortly after 11 p.m. and battled the stubborn flames well after midnight as residents stood in blankets, some in their bare feet and watched as the inferno engulfed the buildings.

Firefighters sprayed surrounding homes and trees, and traversed the roofs of the buildings, scurrying back and forth from the trucks to the fire as a pajama-clad family put out by the flames wheeled a pet bird in its cage down the street. Shortly after it started, large crowds gathered near the fire, and residents were taking pictures and videos with their cellphones until first responders moved them farther from the scene. Many people were shocked and devastated to see the destruction of their neighbor's homes.

Read the entire article here.

Tags:   Arson   House Fire   Lackawanna County   Structure Fire  


city of Allentown

FIRE MARSHALL INVESTIGATES RUBBISH FIRE IN BASEMENT OF VACANT CENTER CITY APARTMENT BUILDING

February 20, 2012 at 1:36AM

FIRE MARSHALL INVESTIGATES RUBBISH FIRE IN BASEMENT OF VACANT CENTER CITY APARTMENT BUILDING

Allentown, PA - Box 2411 was transmitted for a house fire at 111 North 12th Street at 00:26 sending engines 4, 9, 6, Truck 2 and BC 3 (Atiyeh). Engine 4 was on the road and arrived first and reported light smoke showing.

BC 3 arrives to a 4-story vacant multiple dwelling with smoke pushing from the basement. 2 hand lines are stretched off engine 4 to the bulk head door in the rear of the 45 x 35 building. Crews from 4 and 9 advance down the stairs to find a pile of rubbish burning near the oil tank and water heater.

Members from engine 6 and truck 2 force entry to the boarded up building and conduct a search of the 4 floors and vent along the way.

Battalion 3 transmits a working fire and engine 10 is sent as the FAST truck.

Companies started going home about an hour later. The Fire Marshall's office was called in to investigate the fire.

Engine 11 was signaled to the scene for fire watch.

Tags:   Allentown    Apartment    Arson   Engine Company   NewsWorking  


City of Allentown

FIREFIGHTERS GO TO WORK AT EARLY MORNING FIRE IN A VACANT BUILDING ON FRONT ST.

December 15, 2011 at 9:12PM

Allentown, PA - At 02:45, box 3153 was transmitted for a building fire at 621 Ridge Avenue, directly behind the quarters of engine 6 and ladder 2. Upon investigating, engine 6 didn't find anything in the 600 block of Ridge.

Lt. Kutz (6A) investigates a smoke condition on Sycamore Street. Upon further investigation, he finds a vacant house at Front and Sycamore Streets and orders engine 6 and truck 2 around the block to 621 Front Street.

Lt. Kutz has a 3-story End-of-Row with heavy smoke pushing from the rear and within seconds, had heavy fire involving the first floor. Members from 6 and 2 force entry and stretch into the front of 621 Front Street.

Engine Company 9 brings a water supply from Front and Tilghman Sts. While crews stretch in, other firefighters start venting the building. Battalion 3 arrives and quickly transmits the second alarm, bringing in engines 13, 14, 10 and Air 1.

Neighbors advise the battalion chief someone might be living in the upper floors of the structure. Searches come up negative. A total of 3 lines were stretched and operating.

The fire was under control within 1 hour of the initial call.

Tags:   2nd Alarm   Allentown    Arson   House Fire  


CITY OF DETROIT

SNEAK PREVIEW: BURN,  A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE DETROIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

October 14, 2011 at 7:25AM

Quote from the movie: "Dude, until you put your life up as collateral for another life, you don't know what life saving is about."

Tags:   Arson   Engine Company   Lehigh County  


City of Allentown

Abandon Building With Squatters Destroyed In Fire On The Southside

April 10, 2011 at 3:25PM

Abandon Building With Squatters Destroyed In Fire On The Southside

Allentown, PA - Shortly before 15:30 hours, a firefighter from Fountain Hill spots a building fully-involved on South 4th Street in Allentown. Allentown Comm Center transmits box 4142 for Chapel Avenue and South 4th Street for a structural fire.

First-due Engine 14 arrives at the end of Chapel and finds a small abandon building with heavy fire showing. The building is known to have two squatters living in it and possibly are trapped. Engine 6 arrives and they put their squirt into service.

Battalion 3 (G. Scheirer) transmits the "working fire." Engine 9 responds from the Central Fire Station as the R.I.T. 3 lines are stretched and operating. The structure collapsed shortly after arrival.

There was no word on the whereabouts of the squatters. The building is a total loss and command requested it to be torn down immediately.

For more photos of this fire visit our photo gallery HERE.

Tags:   Allentown    Arson   House Fire   Lehigh County   NewsWorking  


city of allentown

Firefighters Make Short Work of a Vacant Dwelling in Center City

March 30, 2011 at 11:45PM

Firefighters Make Short Work of a Vacant Dwelling in Center City

Allentown, PA - 21:00 hours Allentown 9-1-1 transmitted box #2258 for 963 North Street at Hazel for a house fire. Battalion 2 (Lanshe) arrives and transmits a working fire in a vacant two-story single with fire showing on the 2nd floor.

Firefighters stretch two lines to the second floor for a room and contents job. The fire was quickly darkened down.

On arrival, firefighters witnessed numerous people fleeing the scene. The fire marshall's office is investigating.

Engines 4, 9, 6, 10 (RIT), Truck 2 and BN 2 (Lanshe) respond on the ticket.

Tags:   Allentown    Arson   House Fire