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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Crews Battle Extending Basement Fire in Bethlehem Twp

Early Tuesday Morning around 0200 hrs Bethlehem Twp Stations 14 and 17 were dispatched to the 3900 Blk of Hecktown Rd for a reported house fire. The caller reports a fire in the basement and police arrive and report a well off home. Fire crews are greeted with heavy smoke conditions throughout and fire showing from the basement in the rear and fill the box for the 1st alarm assignment. Lines are stretched into the basement and truck crews start to open up , the fire extends to the first floor venting out the side windows another line is run into the first floor. All searches are negative with a resident going to the hospital with burns and smoke inhalation, one firefighter is transported for a minor ankle injury. The fire was placed under control in about an hour and crews cleared after overhaul and firewatch. Township crews were also assisted by units from Hecktown, West Easton (F.A.S.T.), Steel City, Palmer, Hanover, Freemansburg and Bethlehem Twp EMS...

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