Raw arrival video of a 2 Alarm Fire in Coplay, PA on 12/10/14. Â The video was posted byÂ newsworkingÂ and description is below.
“December 10, 2014 atÂ 23:58Â Lehigh County Fire Radio transmitted a box for a house fire at 115 North 9th Street in Coplay Borough sending Coplay Station 5 and Whitehall Engines 3 (LC 3831) and Engine 13 (LC 3811).Â Â
Caller stated that the house was filling with smoke. Minutes later, police arrive and report a working fire.Â Â
Engine 511 arrived with a crew of three and positioned in front of the 1.5-story private dwelling. Whitehall’s Engine 3 was ordered to lay a supply line from 9th and Chestnut Streets and supply water to Engine 511. Command struck the 2nd alarm.Â
Two lines were stretched from 511. Interior crews had a tough time accessing the fire above the ceiling on the first floor. Eventually the fire broke through the roof and crews backed out. The elevated water stream from Engine 3 was utilized to darken down the fire. Crews then re-entered the dwelling and made another attempt to hit the fire.Â Â
At this point, the fire rapidly extended throughout the roof area and crews were ordered back out. The elevated master stream was put back in service along with a hand line and was concentrated on the heavy fire load in the roof and attic.Â
The bulk of the fire was darkened down in 1 hour and crews remained on scene for several hours hitting hot spots.”