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Quick Knockdown by Freeland Firefighters

By DAVID BUTCHER, Correspondent | July 22, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 072320100

Freeland, PA - The Freeland Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 706 Ridge Street on July 22nd, and once on scene, they called for a working fire response. On arrival, they encountered heavy smoke and flames from the second floor of a two-story duplex.

The working fire box brought out Freeland Fire, who responded with two engines and a truck company, Freeland Fire Police, Hazle Township Vol. Fire Department, White Haven Fire Department, Valley Regional Fire and Rescue, and Lehigh Valley Health Network Medic 11.

The Freeland Fire Department was performing training when the fire call came in and were on the scene in just a few minutes and able to knock the fire down quickly. This kept the fire from spreading to the second unit in the building.

Both units suffered smoke damage, with the bulk of the damage to the fire unit. The American Red Cross provided assistance to the residents.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.