At 01:45 hours Monday morning, Easton Fire Department was summoned to 724 Spring Garden Street for a house fire. On arrival companies found fire venting from the 2nd floor windows of a 3-story duplex. There were reports of multiple people trapped.
EMS command requested additional EMS units to the scene.
Hand lines were stretched to the fire floor and within minutes, the fire was darkened down. Searches came up positive on the #2 and #3 floors where firefighters found the deceased victims. One of the victims was a child. One female was rescued and rushed to an awaiting ambulance. She was rushed to a local hospital. It appeared that she had burns to the lower half of her body.
The fire is under investigation. Video by Mike Nester.
North Whitehall, Pa. -Just before 15:30 Monday afternoon, rescue workers and divers were dispatched to the Grouse Hall Pond at 3335 Levans Road for a 40 year-old male that fell into the pond. Rescue workers successfully found the man under water and pulled him from the pond before emergency divers arrived. They performed CPR on him before rushing him to the back of the awaiting ambulance. He died from his injuries.
Fire Station 22, EMS 67 and Whitehall Township Dive Team were on the scene.
Bethlehem, Pa. - Approximately 09:40 hours Saturday morning workers from the Asplundh Tree-trimming Company contracted by PPL was clearing tree branches from high power lines on the D&L trail in Bethlehem about 200 yards west of the Minsi Trail Bridge when the boom of the truck struck a power line causing two trucks to catch fire.
Two workers were electrocuted and a third was found by a co-worker in the Lehigh River.
The firefighters had trouble accessing the area because of the heavy fire conditions and downed live power lines.
A co-worker had to rescue the man out of the water and was not breathing. Workers administered CPR while EMS figured out how to gain access. It was unknown if he had jumped from the bucket or fell out. No one was in the bucket while it was burning.
PPL was requested to the scene forthwith to shut power down.
Allentown, Pa. - Box 3429 was transmitted at 20:00 hours for a house fire at 847 N. Jerome Street sending Engines 13 (5), 6, 9, Truck 2, Battalion 43 and Engine 14 (F.A.S.T.).
When companies arrived they had smoke showing from the roof and stretched one line to the interior. Primary searches of the 1-story S/F/D found one man deceased in the bathroom. The Medic unit responded but it was to late. It is believed the person was dead before the fire.
The fire was quickly extinguished. The fire was possibly caused by an electric cooking appliance. The Fire Marshal's office and the Lehigh County Coroner along with the Police Department are investigating the fire.
Allentown, Pa. - Fire, EMS and Police from Allentown and Salisbury Township responded to a report of a car accident at East Susquehanna and South Halstead Streets at 22:50 Sunday night.
Police arrived to find a two vehicle head-on crash on the border line between the two municipalities with 3 people dead in one of the vehicles. Two people in the other car were transported in serious condition to a local trauma center.
Allentown Engine 14 along with Salisbury Rescue 20-41 responded to the scene. The Allentown and Salisbury Police Departments investigated the accident along with the Lehigh County Coroners office.
Photos provided by Mike Nester of Nester Video Productions.
Upper Milford, Pa. - At 11:30 AM Lehigh County Fire Dispatchers sent Lower Milford Station 13 and a Medic unit from Montgomery County to Kings Highway in the area of Baus Road near the County line for a female struck by a car. The caller stated that the victim was unconscious.
Emergency personnel arrived in the area and couldn't find the accident. The dispatcher stated that the caller was not familiar with the area. 9 minutes later, 9-1-1 center received another call of a pedestrian struck in Upper Milford Township at 6670 Kings Highway South near Kohler Road. Emergency personnel from Upper Milford were dispatched. An officer from 13 arrived on location and requested Medevac on stand-by and EMS to expedite. Macungie EMS was also dispatched to the new location. CPR was in progress when EMS arrived.
Command requested Medevac to fly but was cancelled minutes later by Paramedics on the scene. The coroner from Lehigh County was requested to the scene.
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