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Video: Bethlehem, PA Firefighters move to Defensive Ops at Apartment Building Fire

Bethlehem, Pa– Bethlehem Fire Department 2nd Alarm 3681 Township Line Road fire through the roof of a 3-story OMD.

Pictures: http://tinyurl.com/achve7g
Incident Audio: http://tinyurl.com/at2gcx6

There are 3 videos of this fire. The first video is by Dan Clerico, the second video is by newsworking, and the third by firtog.

Video below by newsworking. Around 10:15AM, Bethlehem City Fire was dispatched to 3681 Township Line Road in the far north section of the city. Engines 5, 7, 6 and Ladder 2 responded.

Crews found fire in the cockloft of a 3-story Occupied Multiple Dwelling and stretched two hand lines to the interior. On the 3rd floor, members were confronted with dry wall falling from the cathedral ceiling. Command eventually backed out the members and went to a defensive attack.

The 2nd alarm was transmitted and Engines 9, 1, 3 and ladder 1 responded.

The ladder pipe from Ladder 2 was in-service along with a ground monitor. Ladder 1′s pipe was put into service on the north side of the building. A good portion of the roof was burned off.

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  • NVP

    Here is one more clip with early video from a different angle http://youtu.be/2F4vcngrLAc

    • The Fire Critic

      Mike, I got all mixed up. I thought I had seen an alert that you had uploaded a video and then ended up seeing 2 videos…failing to realize that there were 3 total from 3 diff. guys. Thanks for the update. I added your video.

      • NVP

        Hey no worries always willing to help out where I can Keep up the good work