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.