An apartment fire in the 100 block of East Third Street on Saturday resulted in one injury and approximately $400,000 in damages to the building, Bethlehem Fire Marshal Craig Baer said.
HAPPENING NOW: A house fire has broken out on E. 3rd Street near the corner of Webster Street. Fire crews are on scene. pic.twitter.com/y7mcsLeyYh
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Baer said the cause of the fire was under investigation and has now become a “criminal matter.”
Baer said the fire went to two alarms and that one injury was reported in which a person was transported to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation.
The damages to the apartment building and surrounding businesses are estimated to be over $400,000 because of smoke and water damage, Baer said
Two witnesses shared what they saw on Saturday.
”We live next door and smelled smoke outside and saw smoke coming through the vent above us into our living room,” said Nick Fox, ‘21.
The fire caught the attention of Zoe Topaz, ’21.
“I was walking and started smelling and seeing smoke, me and a friend walked over and were told it was a house fire,” Topaz said.