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Firefighters stretch in for an attic fire on 3rd Street

Northampton County

At 11:11 Sunday morning, Lehigh County 9-1-1 transmitted a box for 1140 3rd Street North Catasauqua Boro for a reported house fire sending Station 18, Engines 211, 4212, Ladder 231, Ladder 4221 and Medic 75.

The Deputy EMA director was immediately on scene and reported heavy smoke from the attic of a 3-story duplex and recommended a second alarm be transmitted.

At 11:16 the second alarm was sounded sending a full response from stations 2 and 18, Engines 38 (Whitehall), 33 (Han-Le-Co), 5 (Coplay), 45 (Allen), Ladders 38 & 36 (Whitehall), Rescue 11 for F.A.S.T., Air 32 and Rehab Unit from EMS 46.

The first-in Quint 18 stretched one hand line into the fire building and made an attack immediately in the attic. A second line was stretched from 18 to exposure 2 to check for extension.

The fire was darkened down in 1 minutes. Companies opened up and proceeded with overhaul.

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