VIDEOS: Flames tear through cottage in Pennsylvania

  • Source: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
  • Published: 02/21/2024 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: "A little bit of smoke to start with and I said that looks funny and then it burst into flames," said Harrison Leuckel. The longtime resident first spotted the fire around 1:55 p.m. Tuesday in the now-burned down cabin, located within the Waldheim Park church-owned community. Smoke could be seen for miles but luckily the flames didn't spread in this mostly seasonal community of 82 cabins covering 40 acres along South Mountain. 15 live there full-time, including Kathy Walck, who said the cottage was empty. "What did you think when you saw the flames?" I asked. "I was very surprised, I could see them from my cottage," Walck said. At least half a dozen fire crews were called in, mainly due to the need for tanker trucks to supply water. The recent snow and curvy roads also made getting to the scene a challenge.


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