Extreme Fire Danger

Red Flag Warning Issued for Enhanced Fire Danger Wednesday

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.

Fire Cedar

Breaking News: Crews Battle House Fire on Cedar Road in Hellertown

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.