A Hellertown house fire that broke out on a bitterly cold Saturday evening was quickly extinguished by volunteer fire companies who responded to the scene.
The fire in a single-family dwelling at 269 Northampton Street drew a large response by fire, police and EMS crews, with witnesses reporting that firefighters cut a hole in the home’s roof in order to knock down the smoky blaze.
Neighbors also reported that a dog was rescued from inside the house, and that the family who lives there wasn’t home at the time of the fire.
There were no reports of injuries as a result of the fire, which remains under investigation.
The temperature at the time of the fire was in the low teens and was forecast to drop to around 1 overnight, so any standing water in the area of the fire was likely to freeze up.