Firefighters battle blaze at Palmerton dwelling
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Firefighters work to put out a fire at this home at 96-98 Lehigh Avenue in Palmerton, Wednesday evening.
A Palmerton home was saved after a dwelling fire broke out Wednesday evening.
The fire started at around 7:46 p.m. at 96-98 Lehigh Ave., according to borough Fire Chief Larry Zawaly.
The Palmerton Fire Department was the first to arrive on scene, where heavy smoke was coming from the upstairs bedroom window.
A family of two adults and a child were evacuated from the building, Zawaly said. The other side of the home was vacant, he said.
No injuries were reported, Zawaly said. However, one fireman was overcome by heat and had to be treated by the Palmerton Community Ambulance, he said.
Zawaly said the fire was under control within about 10 minutes. The building was able to be saved, and is livable, he said.
The damage was contained to the upstairs bedroom; however, there was water damage in the rooms below, he added.
Zawaly said the cause of the fire is unknown, and remains under investigation.
Also assisting at the scene were the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Company, Aquashicola Fire Company, and Palmerton Police Department.