2-alarm fire damages Allentown home


Flames and smoke poured from the roof of a house in Allentown.

Fire broke out late Thursday afternoon on North Marshall Street in the city's west end. It went to two alarms.

Crews cut holes in the roof to get to the fire.

We spoke with a neighbor who was scared the flames were going to shoot over to her home. She says firefighters did a great job of getting things under control quickly.

"I was in the playroom with my son. He was looking out the window and he said, 'Look smoke!' And I looked up and I saw the smoke. And I kind of followed it down. Saw flames in the backyard. So I grabbed him and I ran and called 911 on the way out of the house," said Tamar Weiner.

We have not heard of any reports of injuries.

Neighbors say the people living in the house have several dogs. The neighbors believe there were dogs inside that did not survive.

There's also no word on what sparked the fire.