Massive Fire Battled by Allentown, PA, Firefighters

July 9, 2024
The fire that sent six firefighters to the hospital affected six buildings, Allentown Deputy Chief Christian Williams said.

Six firefighters and a civilian were transported for minor injuries following a three-alarm fire in Allentown Monday night.

Crews encountered heavy fire showing from the structure and quickly called for additional manpower due to the conditions and high tempteratures. 

Allentown Deputy Fire Chief Christian Williams told The Morning Call that six buildings were affected by the blaze that took four hours to bring under control.

The buildings included businesses as well as residential. Electricity was shut off during the operation. 

The cause remains under investigation. 


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Susan Nicol is the news editor for She is a life member and active with the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Company, Oxford Fire Company and Brunswick Vol. Fire Co. Susie has been an EMT in Maryland since 1976. Susie is vice-president of the Frederick County Fire/Rescue Museum. She is on the executive committee of Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. She also is part of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Region II EMS Council. Susie is a board member of the American Trauma Society, Maryland Division. Prior to joining the Firehouse team, she was a staff writer for The Frederick News-Post, covering fire, law enforcement, court and legislative issues.