Two-alarm fire destroys Weisenberg Twp home
By SUSAN BRYANT
Weisenberg and Fogelsville volunteer firefighters and Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel were dispatched for a house fire around 12:35 a.m. June 7 at 2757 Grange Road, Weisenberg Township.
Weisenberg Fire Chief Matt Krapf said the first officer on scene found the home fully involved with a full roof collapse.
“The call was quickly upgraded to a second alarm fire which brought in multiple fire departments with water tankers to haul water to the fire scene,” Krapf said.
The Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Company Facebook page states, “Operations included an elevated master stream from Weisenberg Truck 5131, multiple hand lines, and an extensive tanker shuttle operation.”
Krapf said firefighters had the fire under control in about an hour but remained on scene until 3:45 a.m. extinguishing hot spots.
“Only one resident occupied the home, along with a dog, and both were able to escape safely,” Krapf said. “Later, the resident was transported to the hospital with minor burns to his hands.
“He was released later that morning, and is currently staying with family in the area.
“The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the state police fire marshal but the home was a total loss,” Krapf said.
Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, New Tripoli, Tri-Clover, Germansville, Woodlawn, Schnecksville and Alburtis fire departments assisted at the scene. In addition to Cetronia, emergency medical services were provided by Macungie Ambulance Corps.
According to Lehigh County assessment records, the property is owned by Daniel H. Kuhns Trustee, of LaFayette, N.Y.
“Thank you to all of our neighboring departments for their assistance,” Krapf said.