3rd Alarm and Mayday in Bethlehem, PA

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From newsworking

“At 09:41 Thursday morning, Bethlehem Fire transmitted the box for the 1600 block of East 8th Street for a house fire sending Engines 3, 1, Ladder 1 and Truck 2.

Immediately after dispatch, 501 reported heavy smoke from New Street and upgraded the box to a working fire, adding Engine 6 to the assignment.

The first hydrant the Engine company tapped into was inoperable, delaying the fire attack. Companies found heavy fire on arrival in the rear of the 2-1/2 story duplex and struck the 2nd alarm and then the 3rd alarm….”