Nearly 20 displaced, firefighters injured during 3-alarm blaze in Allentown

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 07/09/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Fire officials said about 20 people are out of their homes after an intense fire that injured several firefighters Monday evening in downtown Allentown. The fire broke out at around 5:30 p.m. along the 1100 block of Hamilton Street. A mix of residential and office buildings were damaged, officials said. Some residents reported hearing an explosion right before they saw flames. Black smoke could be seen for miles as the fire quickly spread, taking several hours to get under control. Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames shooting from the roof. A box truck out back also caught fire. Fire officials said four to five buildings were damaged due to fire, smoke or water that was sprayed during firefighting efforts.



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