Newsworking's Bill Rohrer was on the scene yesterday evening as firefighters from Whitehall, Pennsylvania removed a man from his burning home. WFMZ-TV reports the man is hospitalized but has no word on his condition. Below is Bill's description of the fire:
At 18:10 Lehigh County 911 center received a call reporting a kitchen fire at 4418 Thebes Turn and that her husband ran back inside to get the dogs but never came back out.
Whitehall engines 4, 14, 5, Ladder 6 and Rescue 8 responded. Engine 4 arrives and has a one-story S/F/D with heavy smoke showing. Fire was venting out of the rear kitchen window. One line was stretched and the fire was quickly darkened down.
Crews from 4 and 5 conducted a primary search and came up with one male and removed him out the front door. It took a few minutes for the EMS unit to arrive.
The fire was quickly brought under control and the victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Ladder 6 was under-staffed, so engine 1 responded with it to provide proper manning of the truck.
Also on STATter911 …
- Raw video: House fire in South Whitehall, Pennsylvania. It’s an address firefighters are familiar with. – March 3, 2012
- Early raw video: Woman who had returned for cat pulled from burning Whitehall, Pennsylvania home in cardiac arrest. – February 14, 2012
- Four pulled from Glenarden, MD house fire. PGFD says adult & 2 children dead, 1 child critical. – February 21, 2013
- Raw video & radio traffic: House fire in Whitehall, PA. – November 15, 2012
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