Editor's Note: This article has been updated.
Thursday has been compounded by in the 1pm dump truck accident that sparked the blaze.
As of early Friday afternoon, Route 412 south of Hellertown has been reopened to traffic, although WFMZ has reported that Pennsylvania State Police remain in the area, where they are investigating the cause of the accident.
The driver of the dump truck that struck the fire station has been identified as Michael Thomas, who the Express-Times reports is an employee of William Kunsman Paving and Seal Coating of Bethlehem.
Thomas--who --was last reported to be in stable condition with serious burns to his arms, although the Express-Times story indicates that his condition was not immediately available this morning.
The man who was killed when Thomas' dump truck struck his vehicle on Route 412 has not yet been identified.
Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said the man is from the local area, but authorities have more than one address for him, according to the Express-Times.
In the wake of a tremendous response from volunteer fire companies from throughout the region, the accident and fire remain under investigation as of Friday afternoon.
It has been reported that at least three fire company vehicles were destroyed in the inferno.
On Hellertown Patch's Facebook page, many readers are concerned about the human toll this tragedy has taken.
Readers are offering their condolences to the victims and their families, and asking about how they can help the fire company--which was with the township's --with donations.
"So many memories cannot be replaced, along with all the things that were paid for out of volunteers pockets," wrote Megan Galle. "This was not just a fire station for many, it was a second home. Those volunteers were proud of their station."
Please leave messages of support for the victims of the tragedy by posting a comment below.
When it becomes available, Patch will provide information about how community members can donate to any relief funds that may be established.