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Video above from Bill Rohrer (newsworking) at Newsworking and below from Mike Nester (firtog) of Nester Video Production of a fire last night in a duplex on W. Wilkes Barre Street in Easton, Pennsylvania. Below is what Bill wrote about the fire:

Easton station 20 was dispatched at 19:53 hours for a reported house fire with possible entrapment at 1074 W. Wilkes-Barre Street.  Arrival of the first due engine reported fire in the eaves of a 2.5-story duplex.  A person that was in 1074 escaped the fire before the firefighters arrived.

Wilson Borough 24 was requested for R.I.T. at 20:05 hours. With fire rapidly extending, Wilson Ladder 24 was requested at 20:12. 

Command also requested an Engine and Ladder from the City of Bethlehem.  Bethlehem City was short an engine for the evening so they could only send Ladder 1..

Easton off-duty firefighters were called to the scene.  Palmer Township sent apparatus to the city to cover city fire stations. 

Wilson Ladder 24 was set-up for an elevated water stream on Wilkes-Barre.  Wilson also had an engine in the rear alley with multiple lines stretched.  Bethlehem Ladder 1 staged at Berwick and Packer.  The supply line to the Wilson engine in the rear alley was delayed due to a dead hydrant on Berwick Street.  Companies tied into another hydrant and eventually found a working hydrant. 

Easton had two engines positioned in front of the duplex with multiple lines stretched. Command eventually had the evacuation tones sounded and all members were ordered out of the dwellings.  The attack went defensive shortly after arrival.

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