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Firefighters battle 2nd alarm fire in a garage

Lehigh County

At 01:03 Saturday morning, Lehigh county dispatched station 2 and the police to the area of Mulberry and Canal Streets for a smoke investigation.

Police arrived and reported smoke coming from a garage at the corner.  Shortly after, Assistant Chief 202 arrived and reported heavy smoke from a garage and had the second alarm transmitted.

At 01:13 Lehigh County transmitted the second alarm for Mulberry and Canal sending Engines 212, 1811, Whitehall Engine 2 and Ladder 6, Han-Le-Co Engine 33, Greenawalds Rescue 11 (F.A.S.T.) and Medic 75.

Engine 211 brought a water supply from Front and Mulberry and stretched two hand lines to the garage.  Fire was showing from the lower level of the building while heavy smoke pushed from the upper floors.  Truckies opened up the windows to vent the smoke.  Engine crews made quick work of the fire.

18 ladder from North Catasauqua struck a gas meter on School Street for the property at 124 Front Street.  UGI was notified to respond forthwith for an active leak.  They arrived and plugged the leak and dispatched a crew to dig up the street to fix the line.  The ladder truck had minor damage to the front bumper.

The fire was under control about 40 minutes into the call.  Companies remained on scene overhauling.  The fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.

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