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Report: Dump Truck Crashes Into Leithsville Fire Company Building

A dump truck crashes into the Leithsville Fire Company, 1995 Leithsville Road, in Lower Saucon Township.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated.

A breaking news alert issued at 1pm Thursday indicates that a tri-axle dump truck carrying blacktop has crashed into the three-bay  at 1995 Leithsville Road in Lower Saucon Township, igniting the buidling on fire.

The bulletin said EMS has been requested for a burn victim at the scene, and a subsequent breaking news alert states that the fire company building is fully involved.

At 1:04pm a second alarm was sounded, according to that alert.

Tanker trucks are reportedly setting up at Route 412 (Leithsville Road) and Hersh Lane, which is near the fire house.

The Leithsville and fire companies recently merged; a process that is expected to be completed next month, according to an Express-Times article published Thursday.

We will bring you more details as this story unfolds.

Vida Frankenfield May 25, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Please let us know the condition of the burn victim, and send our prayers to the family of the deceased, and thank all of the firefighters for their excellent response to the incident. Vida Frankenfield
Josh Popichak (Editor) May 25, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Hi Vida. The burn victim, who has been identified as Michael Thomas, was last reported to be in stable condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest with burns to his arms. As of late Friday morning Rt. 412 remains closed south of Hellertown, as the investigation into this tragedy continues.
Tim January 09, 2013 at 07:07 PM
I miss my fire house
Tim January 09, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Is he okay

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