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Firefighters respond to Tweed Avenue house fire

Several area volunteer fire companies were called to a residence at 1240 Tweed Ave. 11:30 p.m. March 22, for a 911-dispatched call for a “residential structure fire.”

First on the scene, Eastern Salisbury Fire Department Chief Ian Dodson reported a “working fire.”

Dodson was able to do an initial knockdown with a water fire extinguisher and firefighters arriving on the first Eastern Salisbury engine hit the remaining fire with a hose line.

The Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department aerial ladder truck was the next to arrive and the truck crew checked for hot spots and began rehabilitation efforts.

Damage was confined to the home’s kitchen area.

Dodson said the quick response and professional cooperation among all the responding units was instrumental in not having to declare a second alarm to bring additional equipment and manpower to the scene

Other crews on scene came from Emmaus Fire Department, Fountain Hill Fire Department, Lower Saucon’s Se-Wy-Co station and a rapid intervention crew from Lower Macungie’s Alburtis station.

An ambulance crew from St. Luke’s Health Network treated a resident for smoke inhalation at the scene.

Eastern Salisbury and Lower Saucon Fire Department fire police controlled access to the area, and Salisbury Township Police Department Sgt. Donald Sabo, the township’s fire marshal, was on scene to begin his investigation.

Lehigh County property records indicate the home is owned by David Stearns and Mary Kupferschmid.

PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH Several area fire companies respond March 22 to a Tweed Avenue residence for a 911 call for a “residential structure” fire.