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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SUV Crashes Into Allentown Boston Market Injuring 1


Early Tuesday Evening as the dinner rush is winding down people inside the Boston Market on Cedar Crest Blvd in Allentown got quite a surprise when an SUV driven by an elderly male crashed through the front window. One customer inside the restaurant was injured after the vehicle clipped close to her and set glass flying her direction, she was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Crews remained on location waiting for a building inspector and board up crews for after the vehicle was removed, Police are investigating if alcohol had a part in the crash.......

Friday, June 20, 2014

Retired Allentown Firefighters Home Damaged in Multi-Alarm Fire - 6.19.14


Around noon time Friday East Allen Twp. Fire Department and surrounding departments were alerted to a structure fire on Bullshead Rd. Crews arrived to find heavy fire from the 2nd floor of a single family dwelling. Command started calling in additional companies to assist with battling the flames which spread up into the attic of the home. It took crews a couple hours to bring the fire under control which was heavily damaged on the upper floors. The home owner is a retired Allentown Firefighter everyone at NVP wishes our brother luck as his family recovers from the fire.....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Phillipsburg Fire Battles Well Involved House Fire


Around 1930 hrs Tuesday Night Alert Hook & Ladder Co. 1 'Phillipsburg Fire' and Phillipsburg Emergency Squad were dispatched to the unit block of Sitgreaves street for a reported house fire. Crews arrived on location with heavy fire showing from the 2nd floor of a 2.5 Story Dwelling. Crews went right into a blitz attack making a quick knock on the main body of fire, however flames managed to extend to the roof and top floor of the residence. Crews went into a defensive attack at the fire burned through the roof putting a tower ladder and several hand lines in service. Crews remained on location through the evening to make sure all fire was knocked and for the investigation.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Allentown Firefighters Battle Memorial Day 2nd Alarm Commercial Structure Fire


Late Memorial Day afternoon Allentown Firefighters are dispatched to the 1300 Block of Irving Street for a reported structure fire. Engine 13 arrives first due and reports the working fire with heavy smoke showing from the building. Chief 43 arrives on location and calls for the 2nd alarm with conditions quickly deteriorating. After multiple attempts to make an interior attack on the fire crews were forced to evacuate as flames broke through the roof. Crews put multiple master streams including a tower ladder and Engine 11 ladder pipe into service along with several hand lines. Crews would battle the fire for a couple hours before finally placing it under control, there was one firefighter with minor injuries and the fire is under investigation....
 
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Multiple Fatalities in Berks County Crash and Fire


Mid Afternoon on Monday Crews from Berks and Lehigh Counties were dispatched to I78 Eastbound in Greenwhich Twp for a report of an accident with fire. When crews arrived they had a Tractor Trailer and two passenger vehicles fully involved with at least two other vehicles involved in the crash. Crews worked to extinguish the intense fire and tend to victims of the crash. Initial reports are at least 3 fatalities in the 5 vehicle crash and I78 will be shut down for several hours for the investigation and cleanup.....

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bath Fire Stretches on Stubborn Dwelling Fire


Early Monday morning Bath Firefighters are dispatched to 28 Chestnut St for a house fire, crews arrived to heavy smoke pushing from the home and struck a full 1st alarm. Multiple lines are stretched into the home as crews worked to locate the body of fire which appeared to have started in the basement. Additional engine companies were special called for additional manpower as the fight progressed fire started to show on all levels of the home. Crews evacuated the building twice as conditions deteriorated inside. The smoky fire took several hours to bring under control and crews would remain on location most of the day...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

PSP Tactical Team Responds to Barricaded Subject


Late Wednesday Morning Police went to an address in the 6700 Blk of Hanover Street in East Allen Township, Northampton County. While attempting to serve the warrant the individual ran out of the house and barricaded himself with others inside a shed on the property. For about 2 hours PSP negotiated with the male before calling in the Tactical Team. One on location the team took positions around the residence and eventually took the individual into custody with out any injuries or further incident..