Bethlehem firefighters battle back-to-back fires | Lehigh Valley Regional News

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Bethlehem fire officials say they are responding to two separate house fires in the city.

Firefighters say two people were displaced after a fire at 60 E. Broad St. Tuesday that happened just after 4:30 p.m.

Officials say the second fire at the apartments was brought under control in about 20 minutes.

The second incident occurred in the city about an hour later while responders were still at the scene on E. Broad St.

Crews were dispatched to the scene at 1800 Norwood Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. on 7/9/24.

Firefighters said they arrived on the scene in the 1800 block of Norwood Street just before 5:30 p.m. and found both sides of the duplex engulfed in flames.

The third alarm fire required additional water supplies and a rehabilitation unit to attend to firefighters due to the heat and humidity.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries in the Norwood St. fire. No other injuries were reported.

As a result of this second fire, three families were displaced. The Red Cross is providing assistance.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the causes of both fires.