Bill Rohrer at Newsworking arrived with the first firefighters to this two-alarm house fire early around 3:30 this morning at 3018 N. Front Street in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Here's some of what Bill wrote about the fire:
Engine 3 arrived and brought a supply line to the scene. They found a 2-story duplex at 3019 N. Front St. with heavy fire venting from the first floor. The engine crew stretched a hand line to the side of the dwelling and made their initial attack through a window half way back to try and make a stop of the fire.
It appeared the fire was working in the living room. Engine 13 arrived and stretched another hand line from engine 3. As more firefighters arrived from other stations, an interior attack was commenced through the front door of the dwelling, at which time the bulk of the fire was knocked down.
Three ground ladders were set-up on the delta side of the building. Crews from engine 4 went to the second floor to check for extension and to ventilate.