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WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, PA 1ST ALARM HOUSE FIRE

Williams Township, Pa--15 Weiss Avenue Companies stretched and operated 2 lines for fire in the attic of a 1 story dwelling. Northeast Bravest Photos

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, PA BASEMENT FIRE

Bethlehem Township, Pa--2413 15th Street Engine 1411 arrived to a 2 story S/F/D with smoke showing on all floors and the basement. Firefighters stretched one line and found a working fire in the basement. Engine 1411 and 1712 made a quick knock on the fire additional arriving companies were held to ventilation and overhaul. Northeast Bravest Photos

PLAINFIELD, NJ 2ND ALARM HOUSE FIRE

Plainfield, NJ--353 Hill Street 2nd Alarm House Fire Command had arriving companies use defensive operations placing multiple lines and master streams in service for heavy fire throughout a 2.5 story vacant house. Northeast Bravest Photos

HAMPTON, NJ FATAL HOUSE EXPLOSION

Hampton, NJ--74 New Street House Explosion
Hampton, NJ-- Companies were dispatched to 74 New Street for a house that was completely leveled by what appeared to be a propane gas explosion. Dispatch reported that two people a man and woman were in the house at the time of explosion but only one escaped. A retired captain from the Plainfield Fire Department tried to rescue a woman trapped under debris but flames hampered his efforts. A female body was later recovered from the basement of the house.Northeast Bravest Photos, NJ.Com Article

NEWARK, NJ 4 ALARM HOUSE FIRE

Newark, NJ-- 12:37 hrs 215 1/2 Garside Street.

Battalion 3 struck a 2nd alarm on arrival for a  working fire in a 2.5 story duplex and exposures. Arriving companies placed multiple lines in service attacking the fire from multiple exposures. Deputy 1 evacuated all firefighters placing multiple large lines and ladder pipes into service. The fire eventually went to 4 alarms spreading to 4 homes.Northeast Bravest Photos, Incident AudioABC New NY article, Jeffery Oconnor Video

PHILADELPHIA 4 ALARM CHURCH FIRE

Philadelphia, Pa-- 4 alarm East Oak Lane @ N. 12th St.

A fire destroyed the Saint Mary Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church located in North Philly at East Oak Lane and North 12th Street. Engine 63 arrived and reported heavy smoke showing from a 2 story church 75x100. Companies placed 2&2 in service and had difficulty trying to locate the seat of the fire. Battalion Chief 2 placed all hands in service along with several hand lines. Command reported heavy fire conditions through the roof and the entire building. Companies evacuated the church and requested the second alarm. Companies placed in service their heaviest water lines along with multiple ladder pipes, third and fourth alarm companies were requested to assist with water supply and manpower.Northeast Bravest Photos, 6 ABC News Article, NBC News ArticlePhilly Fire News ArticlePhilly Fire News Video Below

IRVINGTON, NJ 4TH ALARM BUILDING FIRE

Irvington, NJ-- 00:00 hrs 4th Alarm 119 Coit Street.
4th alarm for heavy fire in a one story plastic pellets manufacturing facility.Northeast Bravest Photos, BT Fire Photos, PAD Photography, Incident AudioNJ 12 ArticleJeffery Oconnor Video

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ 2ND ALARM ELECTRICAL FIRE

Wood Ridge, NJ-- 18:55 hrs 2nd Alarm 300 Avalon Drive
2nd alarm for an electrical fire in the walls of a 4 story apartment building.Northeast Bravest Photos

NEWARK, NJ 2ND ALARM HOUSE FIRE MAYDAY AUDIO 8-6-13

View Larger MapNewark, NJ--115 Vermont Ave 2nd alarm for heavy fire and Mayday in a 1.5 story wood frame.
Interior companies working on the top floor encountered a flashover sending two firefighters to the hospital, one with second-degree burns to his hands, face and ears, and another with smoke inhalation. MAYDAY STARTS 5:00 MINUTES INTO CLIP Audio is from Broadcastify http://www.broadcastify.com/ and has been trimmed to free up dead air time.NJ.com Article

PALMER TOWNSHIP, PA 2ND ALARM BUILDING FIRE

Palmer Township, Pa-- 2nd alarm 05:40 hrs 3510 Greenway Street

Captain 2754 arrived to find a mixed occupancy building with heavy smoke throughout and fire showing from the delta side one story vacant structure. Assistant Chief 2752 arrived shortly after took command and had arriving engine companies place lines in service and filled out the 1st alarm.

Companies opened up the main fire building and placed multiple lines in service soon after the main fire building was fully involved as well as the attached two story apartment building. Command struck the 2nd alarm and had ladder pipes put in service with additional arriving companies placing ground monitors and additional large lines in service. Firefighters also laddered the strip mall placing lines in service from the rooftop holding the fire to the adjacent fire buildings.

The main fire building eventually had fire through the roof with total collapse, the apartment was well involved with fire throughout most of the building. Stat…

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT ENGINE 8 RIDE-ALONG

Camden, NJ-- 23:43 hrs 401 Mt. Vernon St. Engine 8 ride-along to investigate an alarm at the Wiggins School.

PALMER TOWNSHIP, PA 1ST ALARM HOUSE FIRE

Palmer Township, Pa-- 19:31 hrs 55 Clairmont Ave
1st alarm for fire in the attic of a 2 story house. Neighbors reported a lighting strike to the home just before the fire. Arriving ladder 2721 from Palmer took the front of the address and stretched one line to the attic. Additional companies took the rear of the home and opened up the soffits to extinguish the remaining fire.

Units On-Scene: Ladder 2721, Engine 2711, 1412, 2511, 5311 EMS 27 Palmer PD Northeast Bravest Photos

NEWARK, NJ FAIRMOUNT AVE SIGNAL 11

Newark, NJ-- 19:54 hrs S. Orange Ave. @ Fairmount Ave.
Companies placed 4 lines in service for a working fire in the rear of a 3 story brick OMD. Northeast Bravest Photos

PALMER TOWNSHIP, PA RT 33 VEHICLE FIRE

Palmer Township, Pa-- 11:00 hrs RT 33 N. MM 8.5.
Forks Township Fire working at a vehicle fire after a two car mva this morning. Call was initially dispatched in Forks Township's area but arriving 27 EMS undated the location to Palmer Township's jurisdiction. Palmer Townships Fire Commissioner was notified and held the call to the responding Forks Township apparatus.

Units On-Scene: 2541, 2511, 2751 EMS 27 PSP Northeast Bravest Photos

PALMER TOWNSHIP, PA MVA WITH RESCUE

Palmer Township, Pa-- 11:15 hrs Freemansburg Ave. @ Whitney Ave.
Companies arrived to find a mini van that struck a pole on the passenger side front end trapping the female passenger. Firefighters removed the passenger side door to gain access to the patient who was transported by Suburban EMS with reported minor injuries.
Companies On-Scene: Palmer Fire & Police, Nancy Run Fire, West Easton Fire, Suburban EMS Northeast Bravest Photos

PLAINFIELD, NJ 3RD ALARM BUILDING FIRE

Plainfield, NJ-- 715 West Front Street 3rd Alarm.
Companies arrived around 3:30 this afternoon to a fully involved fire in a vacant warehouse. Command had arriving companies place two ladder pipes in service with an engine supplying numerous ground monitors. The one-story brick building consisting of old furniture and paper products suffered major damage with a total collapse of the bravo side roof and some walls. No one was reported injured during the fire but a few firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion.
Northeast Bravest Photos, NJ.com Article, Incident Audio


NEWARK, NJ 2ND ALARM VACANT DWELLING FIRE

Newark, NJ-- 21:19 hrs 57 Crane Street 2nd Alarm. Battalion Chief-3 arrives on-scene with heavy fire from the top floors of a 3 story vacant house. Battalion Chief-3 reports all arriving companies will be using defensive operations, requests 3rd & 4th due engines report to the D side for exposure protection.

Deputy-1 arrives on scene assumes command reports fully involved structure requests additional Signal 9 above the working fire. Deputy-1 shortly after orders the 2nd alarm filled out, companies operating multiple lines at this time.

Deputy-1 reports main body of fires darkening down with near total collapse of the structure. Around 21:54 hrs Deputy-1 reports no extension to the exposures fire is U/C with a extended overhaul operation.

Neighbors stated that multiple squatters were in and out of the fire building all day, the fire remains under investigation by the Newark Fire Department Arson Unit.Northeast Bravest Photos

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, PA APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE

Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pa--568 Cedar Hill Drive. Companies arrived to a 2 story apartment building with heavy fire showing from the second floor end unit. Firefighters placed multiple lines in service making quick work on the fire. During the search firefighters recovered an unconscious dog, firefighters and EMS went to work and successfully revived the dog.Northeast Bravest Photos

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, PA CHEMICAL EXPLOSION

Hanover, Township, Pa--110 Commerce Way Ungerer and Co. 1st alarm for a chemical explosion and fire in the building. Companies arrived and reported small fire after the explosion and one male with severe chemical burns. Engine 1511 extinguished the fire, remaining companies were utilized for ventilation and hazmat control.Northeast Bravest Photos, Ungerer and Co. Website

BRANCHBURG TWP, NJ MVA W/ FIRE & AIR MEDICAL 5-26-13

Branchburg Township, NJ-- Intersection of Chubb Way and South Branch Rd single vehicle into a pole with fire one unresponsive and rescue breathing in progress, second patient with altered mental status. Air Medical was requested for both patients at first but one was recalled second PT went by ground. Somerset County CART team was requested to reconstruct the scene.

Companies On-Scene: 24-105, 48-105, 48-104, Branchburg EMS & Police, Somerset County MICUNortheast Bravest Photos, My Central Jersey News Article

ALLENTOWN, PA 3RD ALARM ROW HOME FIRE

Allentown, Pa--1108 Catasauqua Ave.Companies arrived to a working fire in a 3 story row home with extension into exposures and 3 floors of the main fire building. Companies placed multiple lines and ladder pipes into operation with the fire spreading to a total of 6 homes . Red Cross assisted 15-20 residents who were displaced by the fire, one firefighter was transported with injuries unknown at this time.Northeast Bravest Photos

NEWARK, NJ LITTLETON AVE WORKING FIRE

Newark, NJ-- 59 Littleton Ave. DC-1 had a fully involved 3 story private dwelling on arrival with exposures taken off. Companies placed 3 lines in service ladder companies opened up with fire extending into the cockloft DC-1 requested additional 2&1 and Battalion 4 to the scene.Northeast Bravest Photos

FREEMANSBURG, PA 2ND ALARM ROW HOME FIRE

Freemansburg, Pa--204 Juniata Street fire on the 2nd floor of a 3 story row home.

Freemansburg Engine 1212 arrived to find a 3 story row home with heavy fire blowing out of the 2nd floor windows. Two firefighters from Engine 1212 stretched a 1 3/4 line to the fire floor knocking the fire down within moments of arrival. Engine 6341 arrived along with Bethlehem Township fire Companies and assisted with throwing ladders and checking secondary occupancies for extension. All companies made quick work on this fire holding it to the fire floor with minor extension to the third floor.

Companies On-Scene: Freemansburg, Steel City, Dewy, Se-Wy-Co, Leithsville, Nancy Run, Bethlehem Township Fire & EMS, Palmer Municipal Fire.

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CITY OF EASTON HOUSE FIRE WITH CLOSE CALL

Easton, Pa-- Working house fire at 1074 W. Wilkes-Barre Street.

On arrival the first due engine had heavy fire blowing out of the 2nd floor of a 2.5-story duplex.
Attack lines went to work on the 2nd floor with heavy fire extending into the attic. Two minutes into the video a Easton Firefighter fell off the main roof onto onto a 2nd roof after missing the ladder rungs. The firefighter appeared to be uninjured and continued to work. Firefighters were eventually forced to evacuate the building due to conditions quickly deteriorating a loss of water pressure and dead hydrants. Companies used all hands with multiple large lines, ladder pipes and ground monitors.

Companies On-Scene: Easton Fire/EMS, Wilson Boro Fire, City of Bethlehem Fire.
Cover Assignments: Palmer Municipal Fire,West Easton FireNortheast Bravest Photos

LODD SERVICES FOR FALLEN FIREFIGHTER JEFFERY SCHEUERER

Readington Twp, NJ-- Readington Twp Firefighter & NJ Division of Forestry Firefighter Jeffrey Scheuerer LODD services.Northeast Bravest Photos, NJ.com Article, 69 News Article, Express-Times Article

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, PA 1ST ALARM HOUSE FIRE

Bethlehem Township, Pa--3135 Prescott Road Command had heavy fire through the roof of a 2 story house on a arrival, companies used defensive operations placing large lines and ladder pipes into service.
Companies On-Scene: Bethlehem Twp, Palmer Twp, West Easton, Hecktown, Freemansburg, Hanover Twp, Steel CityNortheast Bravest Photos, Dennis Wetherhold Jr. Photos

FORKS TOWNSHIP, PA 1ST ALARM HOUSE FIRE

Forks Township, Pa--1450 Fox Run Rd 1st alarm fully involved house fire. All companies placed large lines and ladder pipes into service, the home was a total loss. The delta exposure suffered extensive heat damage but no extension into the dwelling.Northeast Bravest Photos