Sunday, February 19, 2012
Lint in a vent is the suspected source, causing only minimal damage, chief says.
Fire officials suspect that burning lint in a clothes dryer vent ignited a small fire in a Lower Macungie Township residence Sunday morning, but little damage was done. The fire was reported at 9:55 a.m. at 5641 N. Walnut St. The fire was isolated to the vent, according to Lower Macungie Fire Chief David Nosal. He said there was no damage to the dryer or the surrounding area of the wall and termed damage minimal. Responding were Lower Macungie and Macungie fire departments and Macungie EMS.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Area man hurt when his car veers off Willow Lane and partially into creek, police say.
A Breinigsville-area man found himself in cold water on New Year's Day after his car went off a Lower Macungie Township road, struck a tree and partially submerged in a creek, police said. Samuel Correll, 61, was moderately hurt and taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest by Macungie EMS, according to state police at Fogelsville. Correll's vehicle was southbound on Willow Lane at 7:05 a.m. near John Fries Drive and was traveling too fast for conditions when he failed to negotiate a curve, police said. Correll's car hit a tree, continued into a ditch and landed partially in the Little Lehigh Creek. Macungie EMS was assisted by Lower Macungie Fire Department. Correll was cited for traveling too fast for conditions, police said.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Man drives into woman's car trying to enter I-78 in wrong lane, police say.
Five people were injured recently in a two-vehicle accident along Route 222 in Lower Macungie Township, according to police. The incident began at 8:19 p.m. July 12 when Arline Fisher, 62, of Plainfield, N.J., was in the wrong lane of Route 222 attempting to make a left turn onto the ramp to Interstate 78 eastbound, according to state police at Fogelsville. A 17-year-old driver from Whitehall Township, whose name was not released by police because of his age, could not stop in time as he came up behind Fisher and struck her car from behind. Police said the two drivers received minor injuries. Three of Fisher's passengers -- ages 5, 9 and 13 -- were moderately hurt. The injured were transported by Macungie and Cetronia EMS and Lower …