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3 alarm fire guts duplex on Eastside

City of Allentown

Allentown transmitted box 3214 at 07:38AM for 526 East Hamilton Street for a house fire with rescue sending Engines 13, 6, 9, 14, Truck 2 and Battalion 43 (Held).

526 East Hamilton Street

While responding, the 2nd and 3rd alarms were transmitted for Engines 4, 10, 11 and 8. On arrival, Engine 13 found the left side of the duplex fully-involved. Crews concentrated on the exposure and performed a primary search for a 6 year old reported to be still inside. Firefighters attacked the original fire building from the outside to darken down the fire. Three hand lines were stretched off Engine 13. A secondary search of the exposure along with the primary search were both negative. No one was inside. A 4th hand line was stretched from Ladder 3 acting as Truck 2. Engine 8 was running in place of Truck 1. The fire was knocked down within 30 minutes. Firefighters remained on the scene throughout the day checking for hotspots.