Catasauqua Station 2 was dispatched at 1615 hours to a house fire at 722 Race St. Chief 202 arrived on scene and found heavy fire in a 2 1/2 story S/F/D and signaled a working fire then struck the 2nd alarm. Engine 212 arrived and stretched a line to the front of the building and connected a water-supply at the corner of 14th and Race. Ladder Co. 231 took position on the 'D' side of the building on 14th Street and went to the roof to open up. Heavy fire was venting from all the windows on the first floor side 'D' and some upper windows.
The bulk of the fire was darkened down on the initial hit from the entry team. Whitehall truck 6 positioned itself in the front of the building.
The second alarm was struck at 1617 hours for North Catasaqua Engine 18, Whitehall Engine 1, Whitehall Engine 2 (R.I.T.) and Coplay Air unit 5. Special- called to the scene was Whitehall Truck 6 and Engine 3 and Han-Le-Co Engine 33.
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