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Raw video & radio traffic: Multi-alarm commercial fire in Bethlehem, PA

Video and radio traffic above from Bill Rohrer (newsworking) of NewsWorking and below from Jayson Wagner (still pictures here); Mike Nester (Nester Video Productions) and Dan Clerico ( of a multi-alarm fire around 8:30 Sunday morning in a commercial building housing law offices at 68 and 70 East Broad Street in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. You will hear airhorns being sounded near the beginning of Wagner’s video (:12), at 1:19 on Bill’s and :42 on Mike’s.

Here’s some of Bill’s description of the fire:

Companies found heavy smoke pushing from 68 E. Broad Street and struck the 2nd alarm. Ladder 2 positioned in front of the fire building with Engine 6. Engine members stretched into the fire building and was confronted with heavy fire. With fire extending in the walls between the fire building and exposure 2 (70 E. Broad Street) the 3rd alarm was transmitted.

Crews cut a vent hole in both the original fire building and exposure 2. Companies found heavy fire in the attic of the exposure.

Ladder 1 and Engine 9 positioned in the rear of the building. Engine 9 stretched 2 hand lines while the Ladder Company went to the roof to vent the rear of exposure 2.

As the roof burned off the original building, companies directed multiple streams between it and exposure 4.

The fire was brought under control by 12:00 PM.

PA Bethlehem 4 alarm commercial fire 1 2-9-14

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