2 Pa. firefighters injured in house, shed fire

Firefighters faced subzero temperatures while battling the two-alarm blaze

Sarah Cassi

LEHIGH COUNTY, Pa. — Two firefighters were injured and a Lehigh County home was heavily damaged in an early morning blaze Saturday that started in a shed.

No residents were injured in the fire, which was called in a little before 4 a.m. as a rear shed in flames ay 836 Oldt Road in the Breinigsville section of Upper Macungie Township, the Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Co. said.

The blaze jumped to the house and was upgraded to a second alarm, the fire company said.

The firefighters were evaluated and treated on scene by EMS; a message left for the fire company asking about the extent of the injuries was not immediately returned. Crews reported issues with freezing temperatures, freezing gear and icy roads, as overnight temperatures dipped below 15 degrees.

The cause of the fire appears to be accidental, but is being investigated by the fire marshal, the fire company said.


(c)2020 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)


This morning at 0350 Stations 8, 51, 56 and EMS 62 were dispatched to a structure fire. Additional from LCR - rear...

Posted by Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, December 19, 2020


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