The blaze broke out at 5:35 a.m. Saturday at 119 Union St. in the borough. Photographs from the scene showed fireplace on numerous tales and through the roof of the brick home, with weighty smoke soaring. A lot more than 100 firefighters battled the rapid-spreading flames, officers reported.
Deputy Coroner Gabrielle Alcaro at 4:02 p.m. pronounced the lady useless in the property, in accordance to the Lehigh County Coroner’s business. The lady is yet to be discovered by authorities nevertheless, there were being before stories the property owner was unaccounted for. An autopsy experienced been scheduled Monday to identify the bring about and fashion of demise.
Catasauqua Fire Chief Abundant Hertzog had reported crews have been not able to get a lot more than a few feet within because of to “floor to ceiling hoarding situations.” He stated firefighters built a few diverse makes an attempt from 3 diverse entry details.
Crews went to a defensive technique just to knock the fireplace down, as pumpers pushed 3,500 gallons of drinking water for every minute on to the blaze from three hydrants. One particular firefighter experienced an eye damage and was treated and unveiled, the fire chief claimed.
Lehigh County assets data checklist the operator-occupant as Cynthia Acerra.
Pamela Sroka-Holzmann might be reached at [email protected].
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