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Engine 1811 responded with Catasauqua Fire Dept for a reported apartment building fire at 118 Bridge Street. The caller reported a dryer fire on the 4th floor.
Firefighters arrived and found an overheated belt in an overloaded washing machine. There was no fire upon arrival. Firefighters set up multiple fans to ventilate the light smoke condition.
The malfunctioning machine was turned over to building maintenance personnel and firefighters cleared the scene.
Engine 4311 and and Northampton Truck 4221 responded to a report of a wire fire and smoking transformer at 1st St and Washington Ave in Northampton. Initial reports indicated live wires down and sparking.
Engine 4311 arrived on location and found wires burned off and had fallen to the ground. The transformer was no longer smoking. Neighbors reported one house without power. PPL, the local electric utility, was notified and responded to the scene. Firefighters established a perimeter and awaited the arrival of PPL.
The scene was secured and turned over to PPL for repairs once they arrived.
Station 18 and Station 2 were dispatched to a report of smoke in a dwelling at 426 Bridge Street, Catasauqua Boro. The caller reported hearing electrical pops in the basement.
Engine 1811 stood by the hydrant at Howertown Rd and Bridge St. The incident was investigated and brought under control by Station 2.
Engine 4311 responded with Northampton Fire 42 for a reported commercial structure fire at Green Star Recycling, 799 Smith Lane, in Northampton Borough. The caller reported a fire in the bag house.
Firefighters arrived on location to find a fire in the trash compactor inside the facility that extended to a dumpster. Firefighters stretched 2 lines and established a water supply from a hydrant within the recycling plant's grounds.
The fire was knocked down quickly with extensive overhaul.
Also on the assignment was Northampton Regional EMS 49, Allen Twp Fire 45, East Allen Fire 46, Lehigh Twp Fire 47, and East Allen EMS 46.
The 2014 Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Charotin Hose Co. No.1 will be held Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the North Catasauqua Park, 701 Grove St, North Catasauqua. The event starts promptly at 1:00 pm. Should the weather be inclement that day, a rain date has been scheduled for Sunday, April 27, 2014.
The Age Groups for the Egg Hunt are as follows:
- Up to and including 2 years old (parents may escort and assist with egg pickup)
- 3 and 4 year old (parent may escort only)
- 5 and 6 year olds
- 7 and 8 year olds
The Easter Bunny will be available for greeting the children as well as photo opportunities. Prizes are given for each age group.