A house fire in the 2300 block of Black River Road in Lower Saucon Township was reportedly still burning as of 11 p.m., as local fire crews remained at the scene to extinguish it.
Eyewitnesses said the inhabitants of the home that caught fire were away, but returned to find their home damaged by the flames. There were no reports of injuries as of that time.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., the Lower Saucon Township Police Department issued an alert via email and other channels advising motorists to avoid the area due to the response to the fire, which they said had temporarily closed Black River Road between Old Philadelphia Pike and Fire Lane. That section of the road is just west of Rt. 378.
A witness said a number of volunteer fire companies from throughout the area had responded to battle the blaze, with their efforts possibly hindered by low water pressure.
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