At 3:30PM Lehigh County transmitted a box for a structural fire at 4162 Best Station Road in Washington Township sending stations 9, 6, 23, 24 and Medic 67.
Dispatchers were receiving multiple calls for a building on fire at the Hanna’s salvage yard and getting reports of explosions.
The second alarm was transmitted quickly after receiving that information.
The chief arrived and reported the building fully involved with explosions going off and requested a tanker task force to the scene. This area has no hydrants so the companies depend on tankers for water supply.
Two aerial master streams were in-service along with multiple large hand lines.
The thick black smoke could be seen throughout the Lehigh Valley as far south as Allentown.
The fire burned for more than 3 hours.
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