Lehigh County 9-1-1 dispatched Western Salisbury 31 & Eastern Salisbury Engine 2012 to 3058 Sussex Rd. in the eastern part of the township for a house fire at 10:23 in the morning. With multiple calls being received and Chief 31 reporting a header from across the city of Allentown, he transmitted a 2nd Alarm, however, with police reports coming in for a fully involved house he immediately transmitted the 3rd alarm.

Crews encountered heavy fire in a shed and garage that was attached to a single family dwelling. Crews stretched off with a large handline. They also stretched three 1.75" handlines and had two supply lines feeding two engines. Crews stopped the fire from getting into the main residence, however, the main dwelling sustained heavy smoke damage. In all, 7 engines, 1 truck and a rescue were in service. The fire was put under control at 11:17.

Companies in service at the scene:

Western Salisbury: Engines 3111, 3112, truck 3131
Eastern Salisbury: Engines 2012, 2011, rescue 2041
Emmaus: Engine Co. 712
Wescosville: Engine 30
Alburtis: Engine Co. 112 (R.I.T.)
EMS: Emmaus 6393
Air Unit: Woodlawn 3292

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