Around 6:30AM Tuesday, Northampton County transmitted the box for a house fire at 616 East Main Street in Bath, Pennsylvania.
Chief 40 arrived on location and reported heavy smoke showing from the 3-story middle-of-row (M/O/R). Engine 40 arrived and stretched into the house. When the firefighters pushed into the 3rd floor, they encountered heavy fire.
With conditions deteriorating, command ordered the evacuation of the fire building and the evac tones were sounded. One firefighter bailed out a window while two others were still inside trying to find their way out.
All three firefighters were transported to area hospitals for smoke inhalation.
With fire roaring out the back of the home and throughout the interior, master streams were placed in-service. Engine 40 used their deck gun through a top floor window while Truck 46 used the master stream from their bucket.
Truckies from Palmer ladder 2721 went to the roof and performed a trench cut at the exposure 2 side of the roof to prevent fire spread.
The fire was held to the main fire building with the help of fire walls.
The Lehigh County Haz-Mat team was called to the scene to stop the spread of oil that was stored in the basement of the home. The Fire Chief said approximately 3 gallons of oil leaked due to the fire.
The fire was under control at 8:45. The State Fire Marshal is investigating.