|October 06, 2015 at 1:38pm|
At 17:18 hours Monday afternoon, Lehigh County 9-1-1 dispatched units to the 127 Hillcrest Dr. South for a reported house fire.
As crews are responding, heavy smoke is visible in the area and a 2nd alarm is requested. First arriving officer takes command and reports two homes involved with live wires down in front of the homes. Crews immediately stretch multiple lines to both homes to knock down the fire, one property suffers extensive damage to the bravo side while the other is destroyed with fire on all divisions.
Crews worked for a couple hours to knock down the flames and one firefighter had a close call when a portion of a garage wall collapsed nearby.
Around 04:00 Tuesday morning, crews were dispatched again for a rekindle. On arrival, they found the same house fully involved.
Video and photos by Mike Nester.