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.
At 19:44 Tuesday evening, Lehigh County Fire Radio dispatched Station 2 and North Catasauqua Engine 18 to the area of 12th and Bath Avenue on a house fire. Chief 2 signed on responding and was updated that an attached garage was on fire.
Police car 29 arrived in the area and reported smoke showing at 12th and Bethlehem Road. Chief 2 arrived and reported a working fire at 549 Bethlehem Road and requested Greenawalds Rescue 11 as the designated F.A.S.T. company.
Ladder 231 arrived at 19:53 and positioned on 12th Street (The "bravo" side) and Engine 211 arrived behind the ladder and positioned on Bethlehem Road in front of the fire building and Rescue 241 at the corner of 12th and Bethlehem Road. Firefighters were confronted with heavy fire conditions to the rear of the house as the porch was fully involved and rapidly extending into the 1-story dwelling. Engine 18 arrived at 19:55.
Engine members advanced through the front door and commenced an aggressive attack. As the fire extended into the attic area, command pulled the firefighters out of the house and went to an exterior attack using the deck gun on Engine 211 and the elevated master stream on Ladder 231. The two master streams were used to darken down the bulk of the fire. The fire was contained to the "delta" side of the home which consisted of the garage and kitchen area. Command held the fire to all hands working on the 1st alarm.
Everyone was out of the dwelling. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were on the scene for 4 hours overhauling.
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.
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.
Salisbury, PA. - Lehigh County Fire Dispatch transmitted the box for 3064 Lanze Lane off of West Rock Road for a house fire Wednesday night at 23:30 hours.
On arrival, command found a 2-story Single Family Dwelling (S/F/D) with heavy smoke pushing and fire in the attached garage and struck the 2nd alarm.
As the first in engine stretched the initial hand line, heavy smoke continued to pour from the dwelling as the company was putting water on the main seat of the fire. Command requested the 3rd alarm struck.
A portable pond was set up at the intersection as Tankers supplied the first due engine. 3 lines were stretched and operating during the duration of the incident.
Crews cut a hole in the roof to help vent the heat and smoke while other members opened up windows and check for extension. Crews remained on the scene a couple of hours mopping up.
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.
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.
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