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Small building burns on MacArthur Road during rain storm

Whitehall Township

At 12:24 Lehigh County Radio dispatched Engines 2, 3, 13, 1, Ladder 6 to a report of a structural fire to the rear of Gilboy Ford on MacArthur Road.  Police arrive and report a small building to the rear of the law offices at 2747 MacArthur Road with smoke coming from the eaves.  Engine 3 (3831) arrives and stretches one hand line for a fire in the 1-story 15×25 building.   They knock the fire within 10 minutes of arriving.


While companies were operating at this fire, another box was transmitted for 1400 Roberts Street on are report of a chimney fire.  Engine 1 was diverted from the building fire.  Engine 12, 4 and ladder 2 (Catasauqua) were also sent to the chimney fire.  Engine 1 arrives and reports nothing showing and upon further investigation found wood burning in the wood stove and found it to be operating normally and held the box to 2 engines and recalled the balance of the box.

Squrt 3 with one line stretched
Squrt 3 with one line stretched

The Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the building fire.