A recently-retired City of Bethlehem firefighter who is visiting Europe was a witness Monday to the destruction by fire of one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures: the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, which he said he has heard may be declared a “total loss” once dawn arrives.
If you are planning to conduct any type of outdoor burning Wednesday local authorities are asking you to use extreme caution and would prefer you wait. That’s because the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the potential of enhanced spread of wildfires, which is in effect from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
A Hellertown woman is charged with a first degree misdemeanor count of making terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another person after police say she allegedly threatened to burn a house down in the 100 block of Cedar Road Wednesday.
Local volunteer firefighters were on the scene early Wednesday of a house fire that broke out around midnight at 314 Cedar Road in Hellertown borough. At about 12:20 a.m., the Lehigh Valley Breaking News Facebook page reported that smoke and fire were showing at the scene. As of 1 a.m. information was not yet available about what may have caused the blaze, and whether or not anyone was injured as a result of it. A neighborhood resident reported that the fire was under control by that time. The house in which the blaze occurred has been unoccupied for some time, the resident said.
Pets and their owners in the city of Bethlehem can breathe a little easier knowing that all of the city’s police cars are now equipped with oxygen mask kits for dogs and cats, thanks to the generosity of a local businesswoman.
A home at 4267 Roberts Avenue in Steel City, Lower Saucon Township was heavily damaged when a fire broke out inside it Monday afternoon. Steel City Volunteer Fire Company Chief Chris Snyder said the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but appears to be accidental.
For their heroism and dedication to duty, local police, firefighters, EMS staff and others who responded to flash flooding over the weekend were treated to an appreciation luncheon at Dewey Fire Co. Wednesday.