Video and Fireground Audio: 2 Alarm Fire With Mayday in Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Video and fireground audio of a 2 alarm fire in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.  Initial reports indicate there may have been a flashover on the second floor.  Regardless we hope for a speedy recovery for all involved.  The video was posted by news working and description is below.  “Just after 23:00 hours Friday night, Lehigh County transmitted the box for a house fire in the 800 block of Chestnut Street.  

First arriving Engine 7 transmitted a second alarm on arrival reporting smoke showing from the two-story duplex at 818 Chestnut Street.  Police pulled two adults and one child from the burning home before the fire department arrived.

A second crew went to the floor above the fire for a search.  The first floor flashed-over trapping the firefighters above.  Evacuation tones were ordered and all firefighters were to evacuate.  Moments later a firefighter fell out the front door that was engulfed in flames.  Two more firefighters transmitted a mayday.  They were on the second floor.  Members quickly used a hand line to darken down the fire that was engulfing the first floor so the two remaining firefighters could exit the building.”…Continue Reading Here


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