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Fire with injuries at Northampton County bar

Flames and smoke coming from Mineral Springs Bar and Grill

4 injured in fire that consumed hotel, restaurant in Forks

FORKS TWP., Pa. - At least four people were injured in a two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon at Mineral Springs Bar and Grill along Route 611 in Forks Township, Northampton County.

Emergency officials first responded to a 1:15 p.m. complaint of domestic disturbance at that establishment, located at 4306 North Delaware Drive (Route 611).

An ambulance was requested when the domestic disturbance call was received at the comm center.

Officials are treating the building as a crime scene.

Two police officers were treated for smoke inhalation and two other people had unknown injuries. 

Rooms were rented in upper floors of the building, which still was burning fiercely at  3:35 p.m. Police officers were kicking in doors and carrying people out of apartments, according to a Channel 69 News crew on the scene.

Heavy smoke engulfed the building and flames were shooting from the upper floors and roof. Firefighters  from as far away as Lehigh County were called to assist.

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