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Fire damages S. Whitehall garage


Special to The Press

South Whitehall volunteer fire departments Woodlawn, Greenawalds and Cetronia, along with Western Salisbury and Alburtis fire departments, were dispatched for a structure fire around 5:30 p.m. July 4 at 1410 Ridgeview Drive.

According to Lehigh County 911, a caller reported mulch had caught fire then extended to the garage.

The garage was not attached to the home at that address.

Greenawalds Assistant Fire Chief Josh Green was first on scene and reported a working fire that would need a single attack line to control. The fire was quickly brought under control, but not after causing moderate damage to the garage.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps also responded to provide EMS support and a rehabilitation unit.

According to Lehigh County Assessment Records, the property is owned by the Jaffer Reachout Foundation, Allentown.

PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND South Whitehall Township Fire Marshal John Frantz prepares to investigate a garage fire July 4 at 1410 Ridgeview Drive.
Cetronia firefighters Edgardo Rivera and Anthony Levan, along with Greenawalds firefighter Steve Schneider, were part of the fire crew that extinguished the garage fire at 1410 Ridgeview Drive, South Whitehall.