On Sunday we showed you a number of videos from a fire around 11:30 AM on Fifth Street in Emmaus, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County). When we last provided details, officials reported that multiple people had died in the apartment fire. Later, the officials confirmed four people were killed. The video above is some of the earliest we have seen from this fire.
Officials offered few answers Monday on how four people perished when fire tore through an Emmaus apartment duplex a day earlier, though the Lehigh County district attorney said early indications were that the blaze did not appear to be arson.
Melissa Twining, 48, her boyfriend, David, and her 16-year-old son, Montana, are believed to be three of those killed in the fire at 36-38 S. Fifth St., according to Melissa’s sister, Valerie Twining of Catawissa, Columbia County.
The house, a three-story former funeral home that was converted into five apartments nearly 30 years ago, is likely to fall to the wrecking ball soon. The roof had collapsed and the left side of the facade had buckled on the top floors.
Also on STATter911 …
- UPDATED – Raw video & fireground audio: ‘Several’ dead in Emmaus, PA fire. Apartment building once housed funeral home. – March 17, 2013
- Early raw video & fireground audio from deadly PA firehouse fire. Body found in car pushed into Leithsville VFC by dump truck. – May 25, 2012
- FDNY arrival video: Underground electrical explosion sparks minivan fire that extends to highrise scaffolding in Manhattan. – July 8, 2012
- Raw video: Townhouse fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. – March 14, 2012
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