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Palmerton fire prompts massive emergency response

13 displaced in fire.

PALMERTON, Pa. - A Friday afternoon fire in Palmerton destroyed a number of row homes and prompted an absolutely huge emergency response.

According to Carbon County authorities, more than 10 different emergency vehicles from as many as eight departments responded to the 200 block of Lehigh Avenue in Palmerton around 5:15 p.m. Friday in response to a fire.

As of 7:45 p.m. crews were still on scene in order to prevent the blaze from rekindling.

Even though as many as six homes were damaged, amazingly authorities say no injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown but residents on scene told a 69 News crew member that a cooking mishap could be to blame.

A Bethlehem arson unit has also been called to the scene to investigate.

69 News is working to confirm the cause of the fire.

The Red Cross says they are assisting 13 people who have been displaced as a result of the fire.

 


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