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.
Salisbury, Pa. - At 12:52 PM Sunday, Lehigh County Fire Radio transmitted the box for 2020 Greenwood Road in Salisbury Township on a house fire. Sending Station 31 and Engine 2012 along with EMS 62.
The initial report was for a kitchen fire. When command signed on the radio and immediately went on scene, he reported heavy fire showing from the second floor of a 2-story Single-Family-Dwelling (S/F/D) and struck out the 2nd alarm. The second alarm companies were Station 30, Ladder 331, 7 and Rescue 141 for the F.A.S.T. company.
Engine 31-12 arrived and stretched a hand line to the front door and up the stairs to the seat of the fire.
Ladder 331 arrived and assisted the engine company stretching the line.
The residents and police officer shoveled out the hydrant that Engine 31-12 used for the water supply.
A total of 2 hand lines were stretched. Companies did a good job knocking down the fire and containing the fire to the second floor.
Lower Milford, PA. -Firefighters were sent to 7707 Cymun Drive at 02:36 Wednesday morning for a report of a house fire. Crews arrived to find a working fire in the basement of the 2-story dwelling and the 2nd alarm was transmitted. Multiple hand lines were stretched and put into service.
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Lynn, PA. Two alarms were transmitted for a house fire at 20:30 hours Friday evening across from 7130 Old Orchard Court. On arrival, command reported a working fire in a two story dwelling and struck the 2nd alarm immediately.
Crews stretched and put into service multiple hand lines. An elevated master stream was established until the fire was darkened down.
A pond on Long Court was used as a water supply. Tankers were using the large pond as a fill sight to supply water at the scene.
Firefighters searched the dwelling and found no one inside. The fire was brought under control in 2 hours.
At 06:32 Thursday morning, the second alarm was transmitted for 18 South 2nd Street on a house fire. Engine 511 arrived in front of the building and stretched 4 lines, 3 into the fire building and 1 into the Bravo exposure.
Whitehall Engine 13 (LC3811) brought in a water supply for Engine 511. Firefighters opened up walls to extinguish the fire.
A neighbor told NewsWorking that the homeowner's boyfriend used a heat gun to thaw frozen pipes earlier in the morning and started a small fire that was extinguished.
A cat was rescued from the home and was being attended to by firefighters next to Engine 511. Firefighters contained the blaze to the original fire building.
Foster Township, Pa. -On January 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. the Foster Township and Cass Township Fire Departments (which includes the Heckschersville-Clover, Forestville and South Cass fire companies) was dispatched to 81 Hill Road in Foster Township for a possible house fire.
The 911 center received multiple calls of the working fire and then was later confirmed by police. The dispatch center then dispatched Minersville EMS, Minersville, Pottsville City, and Frackville Fire Departments.
The first firefighters arrived in a minutes and found heavy smoke coming from the historic mansion home. The fire continued to spread quickly and began to move to the roof.
Chief 350 ordered all fire fighters out the structure to perform defensive operations. He then ordered tanker task forces to scene to assist with the rural hydrant system. The fire eventually overtook the building and lead to a collapse of the roof.
Multiple exterior hose lines and elevated master stream operated on the fire. Fire fighters were then allowed to re-enter the home to overhaul and extinguish hidden fire. The units were then able to take up and then released after 12:00 hours at noon.
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PORTER TOWNSHIP -On January 8, 2014 at 16:00 hours the Porter Township Fire Department (Orwin, Muir, Joliett, Sheridan, and Reinerton Fire Companies), Tower City Fire Company, Lykens Tower Ladder, Williamstown Tanker and Tower City Ambulance, were dispatched for a commercial building fire at 1720 East Grand Avenue, in the Village of Reinerton.
The 911 center received multiple phone calls that the rear of the K&E Precision was on fire. The Reinerton firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the rear of a two story machine shop.
The fire continued to spread quickly through the building and moved to the front of the structure. Incident Command removed all fire fighters from the structure and went into defensive operations. He then ordered the tanker task force due to low water pressure in the area. Dump and refill sites were established and operated for over two hours.
The fire was eventually knocked down to allow crews to re-enter the building. Fire fighters were then able to over haul and extinguish hot spots. Operations lasted to and were terminated around 20:00 hours.
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With multiple calls being received for a house fire, Bethlehem City Fire Dispatchers send Engines 1, 3, 6, Ladder 1 and Truck 2 to the 800 block of Wyandotte Street. Enroute, fire dispatcher reports an address of 811 Wyandotte Street with possible people trapped.
409 arrives on scene and reports heavy smoke from a 3-story duplex and orders Engine 3 to bring a water supply to the scene. Companies stretch in on the duplex for a fire on the second floor. The fire extended into the attic and attached exposure.
The second alarm was transmitted at 15:20 sending Engines 9, 5 and Ladder 2. Engine 7 was special-called.
It took 1 hour to bring the fire under control. Firefighters remained on the scene for a few hours dousing hot spots and mopping up. The actual address of the fire was 811 Vernon Street.
At 13:29 Tuesday afternoon, Lehigh County Fire Radio sent Engines 26-11, 22-11 and Tanker 26-21 to 4618 Kernsville Road for a garage fire. Command arrived on location and reported a working fire in a 1-story garage being used as a gun shop and ordered the 2nd alarm struck.
Lehigh County transmitted the 2nd alarm at 13:31 sending Engines 16-11, Tanker 16-21, Tanker 22-21, Ladder 16-31, Unit 26-91 and EMS 67. Command ordered multiple hand lines stretched to the garage that sits behind the property on Kernsville Rd.
Command requested more companies for man-power and tankers. Lehigh County Fire Radio sent station 11, Tanker 51-21 and Tanker 8-21.
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