|February 26, 2013 at 10:35am|
Catasauqua, Pa. - Shortly after 20:00, Lehigh County sent Stations 2 and 18 to the 500 block of Howertown Road for a house fire. Police arrived and reported a fully-involved house fire.
Chief 2 (Hertzog) arrived shortly after and transmitted a working fire.. Greenawalds Rescue 11 was assigned as the F.A.S.T. company.
Engine 211 arrived and had heavy fire venting from the front of the house and stretched two hand lines to the front door and quickly darkened down the bulk of the fire. Ladder 231 positioned at the front of the building and their crew went to the roof to cut a vent hole.
Crews remained on the scene doing extensive overhaul for several hours. Northampton County's Nancy Run Fire Co. assisted with filling air bottles.
The fire is being investigated by the Fire Marshal's office and the Allentown Fire Department K-9.