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House fire in New Bethlehem on Tuesday

Crews continue to battle house fire on Lafayette Street in New Bethlehem

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It’s not clear who the two men are on the roof making what appears to be the initial attack on a house fire on Lafayette Street in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Based on news coverage, they may be the roofers who were at the house putting on a new roof when the fire broke out.

New Bethlehem Fire Chief Barry Fox told reporters that the fire, at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, occurred at a bad time of day for area fire companies.

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Posted by Leader-Vindicator on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Additional Video From Monday’s Fire in New Bethlehem – Part 1For the full story and photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader-Vindicator.

Posted by Leader-Vindicator on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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John Walzak, The Leader-Vindicator:

“By the time we got there, the flames were through the roof,” New Bethlehem Fire Chief Barry Fox said yesterday (Tuesday).

“We were worried about the roofers on the roof,” Fox said, adding that firefighters also kept close watch on the houses on either side of the McClaine house, which are only separated by a small gap.

“That’s a bad time for all fire companies around here,” he said of the fact that so many volunteer firefighters work out of town. “We’re shorthanded that time of day.”

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Additional Video From Monday’s Fire in New Bethlehem – Part 2For the full story and photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader-Vindicator.

Posted by Leader-Vindicator on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Additional Video From Monday’s Fire in New Bethlehem – Part 3For the full story and photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader-Vindicator.

Posted by Leader-Vindicator on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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