Allentown, PA Four-Alarm Fire

(News Working, YouTube)

Fire extends through several rowhouses

News Working and Mike Nester

News Working

Just before Noon on Thursday September 17, Box 5146 was transmitted for 440 Harrison Street for a house fire. Battalion Chief 1 (Williams) struck out the second alarm for heavy fire in a 2.5 story E/O/R (End-of-Row). Firefighters found a victim on the second floor and rescued him via a ground ladder. The male was rushed to an area hospital by Allentown E.M.S. As the fire extended to exposure 4, the 3rd alarm was struck. Firefighters now were battling the fire in the main fire building and the exposure. As the fire reached exposure 4A, the chief special-called 3 Engines from Lehigh County, Emmaus, Eastern Salisbury and Whitehall. Allentown Reserve Engine 5 was placed into service with 3 firefighters and brought to the fire scene.

Mike Nester

Thursday afternoon in the 400 Blk of Harrison Street as Allentown Firefighters battled multiple alarm row home fire, all available crews in the city and outlining county units fought the fire for a couple hours at least one civilian was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation…

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