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Saturday, December 7, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILCatasauqua Fire Department and mutual aid companies ventilate smoke Aug. 6 from a house in the 100 block of Howertown Road. There is no visible damage to the house other than smoke. PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILCatasauqua Fire Department and mutual aid companies ventilate smoke Aug. 6 from a house in the 100 block of Howertown Road. There is no visible damage to the house other than smoke.
The displaced family gathers around Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish and Catasauqua Fire Chief Richard Hertzog to determine the cause of the smoke. The displaced family gathers around Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish and Catasauqua Fire Chief Richard Hertzog to determine the cause of the smoke.

House fire prompts neighbor evacuation

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

As dawn broke Aug. 6, Catasauqua Fire Department raced to a reported fire in the 100 block of Howertown Road.

Firefighters woke up neighbors and asked them to evacuate. Neighbors reported seeing smoke but no flames.

The home is occupied by a family of seven who had the property remodeled about six years ago. The second and third floors of the home were deemed uninhabitable.

The Red Cross and local assistance teams were on the scene to take care of the family.

The fire is being investigated. Fire Chief Richard Hertzog said he will release a full report once the investigation is complete.