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Pennsylvania Firehouse Burns in Freak Accident
Dump truck, car collides and crashes into Leithsville Fire Station.
Published Friday, May 25, 2012
NewsWorking - At 13:00 hours, a dump truck lost control and hit a car, pushing it into the Leithsville Volunteer Fire Station #61 located at 1995 Leithsville Road (Rt. 412) in Lower Saucon Twp. just south of the borough of Hellertown in Northampton County. The driver of the car was killed.
Bystanders rushed to pull the truck driver out of the truck as the fire ignited. The truck driver managed to free himself and stumble out of the fire house. His arms were burned.
The fire station and all the apparatus and gear inside was destroyed.
The 3rd alarm fire plus 2 tanker task force brought in companies from three counties, including Lehigh and Bucks.
To hamper firefighting efforts, a large lightning storm hit the fire scene and command ordered all firefighters into vehicles or the social quarters.
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