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Woman, Cat and Dog rescued from burning home

City of Allentown

At 22:22 Friday evening, Allentown transmitted box 2426 for 115 South 17th Street on a house fire with people trapped sending Engines 10, 9, 4, 6, Truck 2 under the command of Battalion 1 (C. Williams).

Engine 10 arrived to find a person on the second floor roof and used a ground ladder to rescue her. Engine 9 stretched a line to the second floor of the 3-story duplex for a fire in a rear room.

The fire eventually vented out a rear window before the interior crew got the hose line in-service. Once the line was wet, they hit the fire and quickly knocked it down.

Searches came up negative for civilians. They found a cat and a dog inside the home. The cat was unresponsive when they brought it out but once it was in the care of EMS it came through after oxygen was administered.

The exposure was checked and negative for fire extension.

The box was held to all hands operating on the first alarm. Two hand lines were stretched with one line wet.