Red Cross helping families affected by Bethlehem fire

- The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance to families affected by the major fire that broke out Thursday morning in Bethlehem.

The heat was a major problem for firefighters battling a 3-alarm house fire in Bethlehem with many suffering dehydration and heat stroke.

The fire broke out around 940 a.m. Thursday morning and quickly jumped from one double house to another. Four families lived in the twins. Most had been there for decades and cried as they lost everything.

Jasmine Zavala says they are just grateful everyone made it out alive and the pray for the future.

There was a very scary moment when three firefighters became trapped. The fast moving fire climbed the stairs and cut off their exit so they called a mayday and jumped from a 2nd floor window. They did suffer some minor injuries to their feet. Two were treated at the scene, the other firefighter was taken to the hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

  

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