Video by newsworking. House Fire in North Whitehall Township, PA. The fire at Rt.145 and River Road went to 2 alarms. North Whitehall FD, Whitehall FD, and Lehigh Township FD responded.
8:46 AM Lehigh County sent Engines 12-11, 16-11, Whitehall 39-12, Ladder 16-31, Tanker 12-21 & 16-21 to the area of Rt.145 and River Road for a house fire with numerous calls received. Laurys Station Engine 12-11 requested a 2nd alarm as they went responding from the station.
The second alarm was transmitted at 08:54 requesting Tanker 22-21, Rescue 22-41, 11-41 for the F.A.S.T., Norco Engine 47-12, Rehab 66-51 and EMS 67.
Crews found a fully-involved 1-story manufactured home. Engine 12-11 pulled into the long driveway and stretched numerous hand lines.
Bulk of the fire was darkened down 25 minutes later and crews went to work with extensive overhaul.
The property has a “for sale” sign posted at the driveway and fire officials are treating this fire as suspicious. Investigators called in the Fire Marshal’s office from the City of Allentown to assist in the investigation.
Companies from North Whitehall, Whitehall and Lehigh Township assisted at the scene.
Video below by Mike Nester (firtog).
Early Saturday Morning Fire Crews from North Whitehall are dispatched to the area of Rt 145 and River Rd for the Dwelling Fire. Crews go responding with multiple calls and a 2nd alarm is struck right away, 6601 Chris Greb arrives on location and takes command confirming the Job. Crews from both Lehigh and Northampton Counties respond to the scene and stretch multiple lines to knock down the fire. Rt 145 was closed while the fire was being fought and the fire was put under control about an hour into the incident, no injuries were reported and the Fire Marshal is investigating…