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Allentown Update

 Current Loss Totals and Destruction Report

THE HORRIFIC GAS EXPLOSION AND FIRE that struck the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Wednesday night into Thursday morning has left a record of high damages and fatalities.  (See initial Firegeezer report HERE.)

The Morning Call

As of this morning, the amount of destruction includes:

*  Five fatalities.  The victims include a 70-yr.-old man, two women ages 69 and 74, a 16-yr.-old girl, and a 4-month-old infant.

* Eight homes completely destroyed, two from the initial explosion and 6 that burned down.

*  Forty-seven homes/structures damaged in varying degrees.

*  At least 300 people evacuated during the emergency.  The local newspaper reports that as many as 600 were evacuated.

*  One firefighter had minor injuries.

AlertPage has posted the complete fireground radio traffic for the first two hours of the incident HERE.

STATter911 has posted a total of 10 videos covering the disaster HERE,  HERE, and HERE,

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