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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Firefighters respond to Basement Fire in Northampton, PA - 02.07.2014

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PA - On Friday, February 7, Northampton County dispatched units to 1926 Washington Street in Northampton Borough for a reported dwelling fire.

Just before 11:00 AM, a tactical box was dispatched to 1926 Washington Avenue on a house fire. Police arrived and reported a working basement fire. With that information, the box was transmitted for the 1st alarm assignment.

Firefighting crews found a wood burning stove that had gone out of control and spread to the basement. A second line was stretched and the fire was knocked down. Ladders from Northampton and East Allen Township stood by away from the scene along with EMS and Cementon Rescue 4041.

Firefighting crews checked for extension on all three floors and performed overhaul. The fire was placed under control within the hour.

Firefighters battle blaze at Northampton Borough home

Blaze apparently began in basement of row house.

Fire crews were called Friday morning for a basement fire at a row house in Northampton.

The fire was reported shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, according to police scanner reports, at a home at 1926 Washington Ave.

Crews reported heavy smoke coming from the roof area and Northampton County 911 said they received multiple calls about the fire.

Firefighters respond to Northampton house fire

Crews were responding this morning to a working basement fire in Northampton, according to emergency scanner reports.

Numerous people called 911 to report a fire at a home at 1926 Washington Avenue. The first calls came in about 10:50.

Crews who arrived reported light smoke coming from the roof of the home and one person suffering from smoke inhalation. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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