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City of Bethlehem

ALL HANDS OPERATE AT BASEMENT FIRE IN CENTER CITY, FIRE CONTAINED TO BASEMENT

April 27, 2014 at 12:25PM

At 10:43 Bethlehem Fire Dispatch (200) transmitted the box for 49 W. Union Blvd. on a reported basement Fire sending Engines 6, 5, 9, Tower Ladder 2 and Truck 2.

Truck 2 arrives on scene and reports heavy smoke showing. Engine 6 establishes a water supply from a hydrant in front of the building and stretched 1 hand line to the basement.

Engine 5 members are ordered to the 1st floor to open up and check for extension. Engine 6 members quickly darken down the bulk of the fire.

405 transmits to 200 that the main body of fire has been knocked down at 11:04.

A fourth engine was special-called to the scene for manpower.

Searches are negative. Everyone was out of the building upon the arrival of the fire department.

Tags:   Bethlehem City   Structure Fire  

Northampton County

VIDEO: FORMER HOME OF MARIO ANDRETTI HEAVILY DAMAGED BY FIRE

April 25, 2014 at 6:04PM

Mike Nester shot this video and photos Thursday evening of this house fire at 53 Victory Lane in Nazareth Borough. This is what he wrote about the fire:

"Late Thursday evening Northampton County 911 dispatches Fire crews to the unit block of Victory Lane for a reported house fire. As crews go responding the smoke is visible from their stations and the call is quickly called a working fire. Crews put multiple lines and master streams in service before making entry to finish off the well advanced fire.

During the fight neighbors gathered to watch the home built by race car Driver and Owner Mario Andretti go up in flames. Fire crews made an aggressive attack after evacuating the structure putting a quick stop to the fire. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation"

Tags:   2nd Alarm   House Fire   Northampton County  

Northampton County

FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY GET THE UPPER HAND ON DWELLING FIRE IN BANGOR, PA

April 20, 2014 at 7:44PM

FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY GET THE UPPER HAND ON DWELLING FIRE IN BANGOR, PA

Just before 13:30 hours Sunday, Bangor firefighters responded to a house fire at 127 Pennsylvania Avenue. Police reported heavy smoke from the roof.

Fire officials arrived on scene and reported a working fire in a 2 1/2 - story duplex with fire showing.

Firefighters stretched a total of 3 hand lines and made an interior attack on the third floor where the seat of the fire was located. Command had the fire under control shortly after 14:00.

Searches came up negative. 8 people were displaced and exposure 4 (125) sustained smoke and water damage.

Tags:   House Fire   Northampton County  

Lehigh County

FATAL ACCIDENT: MEDEVAC REQUESTED AT SCENE OF AUTO EXTRICATION ON RT. 145

April 12, 2014 at 4:15PM

North Whitehall, PA. - Just before 09:00 hours Saturday, North Whitehall Stations 12, 16, 22 and Lehigh Twp. Rescue 47-41 were sent to Rt. 145 and Clearview Road for a Head-on accident.

Once on scene, companies found two cars with heavy intrusion on the driver side of both vehicles and numerous people pinned. The scene is about a 1/4 mile north of Clearview Road on Rt. 145.

Medevac helicopter was requested to the scene. Medevac landed just south of the intersection of Rt. 145 and Clearview.

One patient was flown via the helicopter. Two people had critical injuries. A 65 year-old female was pronounced dead at the hospital.

State Police said a 19 year-old female crossed over to the opposing lane and struck a car head-on.

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Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  

Lehigh County

JAWS OF LIFE CUT DRIVER OUT OF CAR THAT STRUCK A TRACTOR TRAILER ON CEDAR CREST BOULEVARD

April 03, 2014 at 3:06PM

At 08:44 Thursday, April 03, 2014 South Whitehall Rescue 11-41 and Station 32 with EMS 62 responded to Cedar Crest Blvd. and Iron Bridge Road for an Auto Extrication.

On scene, they found a car that rolled over after hitting a tractor trailer and pinned the driver.

Rescue 11-41 put the cutters in service and cut the roof off the car to free the driver.

The driver was transported to the hospital. The condition of the patient is unknown.

Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  

Whitehall Township

PERKINS ROOF DAMAGED IN 2-ALARM FIRE ON MACARTHUR ROAD

March 30, 2014 at 8:55PM

At 17:22 Lehigh County received a report of an odor of smoke inside the Perkins Restaurant at 1450 MacArthur Road and sent Stations 36, 37 and Squirt 3 (3831).

Chief 16 (Benner) arrives and reports fire showing from a 1-story restaurant and special-calls station 39. Assistant Chief Monahan adds Catasauqua Ladder 231 to the special-call. Command finds heavy fire in the roof area of the building.

Engine 1 arrives and stretches a hand line into operation. The second due engine, Engine 2 brings a water supply line in from a hydrant on MacArthur Road in front of the Best Buy store.

Squirt 3 positions in front of the building and goes into service with their elevated master stream.

With the fire rapidly extending, command strikes the 2nd alarm. Lehigh County Fire Radio transmits the 2nd alarm at 17:34 sending Whitehall Engine 14, Rescue 5 for the R.I.T., Han-Le-Co Ladder 33 and Air unit 3292.

Engine 11 brings water from a hydrant on Estates Drive and positions on the south side of the building. Ladder 231 positions on the west side of the building and crews go to the roof to ventilate but the roof was compromised so they were ordered off the roof.

The bulk of the fire was darkened down by 18:00 hours and crews remained on the scene overhauling for the next couple of hours. All companies cleared the scene by 20:50.

One firefighter was injured and transported to L.V.H.C. with a minor injury.

Cetronia EMS provided numerous ambulances at the scene.

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Tags:   2nd Alarm   Structure Fire   Whitehall, PA.