• 08/20/15 | 19:48 | ALL HANDS | ALLENTOWN | BOX 2561 | 1137 ALLEN ST | FIRE IN BASEMENT OF 2-STY DWELLING | 1 L/S/O | 1 VICTIM RESCUED FROM 2ND FL | ENGINES 9, 4, 10, 6, 11, TRUCK 2 AND BATTALION 43

City of Allentown

One civilian rescued from house fire on Allen Street

August 20, 2015 at 8:45pm

One civilian rescued from house fire on Allen Street

At 19:48 Allentown Comm Center transmitted box 2561 for 12th and Allen Streets for a reported house fire at 1137 Allen Street putting Engines 9, 4, 6, 10 (F.A.S.T.), Truck 2 and Battalion 43 on the ticket.

Battalion 43 arrives on location reporting a 2-story M/O/R with smoke showing from the roof and front of the building. Engine 9 has reports of people trapped and goes to the 2nd floor where a victim is found. The Battalion chief orders an EMS rig to the scene forthwith.

Engine 6 brings a water supply in from the nearest hydrant. Engine 9 stretches a hand line to the basement and darkens down the fire as they progress down the interior stairwell. Crews in the basement were having difficulty locating the seat of the fire because the initial hose crew probably knocked the fire on the way down the stairs. With fire showing from the basement windows in the front of the fire building, Battalion 43 radio's interior crews of the fire. Engine 9 members make their way to the front of the basement where they find the seat of the fire.

A second hand line is stretched as a precautionary line. The Battalion Chief signals an extra engine company to the scene for manpower. The victim was aided by EMS and transported Class 3 to Saint Lukes Hospital.

Engine 14 was dispatched to the address for fire watch.

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