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Fatal Three-Alarm Fire Claims Woman's Life in Allentown

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October 22, 2023 | PENNSYLVANIA KEN SNYDER, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

ALLENTOWN, PA - On October 22nd at around 6:30 A.M., the AFD responded to a working dwelling fire with possible entrapment at 915 N. Penn St.

This third-alarm blaze caused extensive damage to the dwelling and also damaged the adjoining homes at 913 and 917 N Penn. Besides interior firefighting, firefighters had to contend with outside front porch roof fires. These caused moderate to light damage to the neighboring homes as the fires continued down the block.

An unresponsive 38-year-old woman was found at 915 N. Penn and taken to St. Lukes Hospital-Allentown, where she passed away. EMS also took four adults to Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest for evaluation. Two were later released and two remained for burn care. Two pets were found deceased. One firefighter was treated for exertion and another was treated for a bee sting. The American Red Cross provided assistance for the families displaced by the fire.

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KEN SNYDERCorrespondent

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