Fatal three alarm apartment fire in Allentown
Photo by KEN SNYDER
Allentown, PA - Firefighters encountered a heavy smoke condition at a three story apartment fire around 0500 on July 16th. The address of fire was 824 Walnut Street with fire showing to the rear of that address along Lumber St. side. Several ground ladders had to be deployed at that location. The blaze quickly went to three alarms. Unfortunately, forty year old Jessica Maes died from smoke inhalation along with three of her dogs. The fire was knocked down in about an hour. One resident was displaced due to the heavy damage to the building.