Fire at Bethlehem Steel

Early Wendesday morning a fire began at the Bethlehem Steel plant in Lakawanna. These are the shots I took later in the day when the many firefighters on the scene brought the blaze undercontrol. At this point there was still a lot of smoke billowing from the collapsed old building.

 

Lakawanna neighborhood
Lakawanna neighborhood

 

Smoke behind Lakawanna homes
Smoke behind Lakawanna homes

 

Somoke and rooftops
Smoke and rooftops

 

Stop sign at Beech with fire hydrant
Stop sign at Beech with fire hydrant

 

The scene through trees
The scene through trees

 

Battling the fire from firetrucks
Battling the fire from firetrucks

 

Firefighters gathered at the scene
Firefighters gathered at the scene

 

Firefighters walking through the fence
Firefighters walking through the fence

 

Roof fallen into building
Roof fallen into building

 

Fighting the fire from the inside
Fighting the fire from the inside

 

Smoke buildup inside building
Smoke buildup inside building

 

View of the scene at a distance
View of the scene at a distance

 

Another district's firetruck
Another district’s firetruck

 

Fighting the fire from above
Fighting the fire from above

 

Water blast above the building
Water blast above the building

 

A view up the ladder
A view up the ladder

 

Firefighters walking to the fire
Firefighters walking to the fire

 

Firefighter helmet laying on the grass
Firefighter helmet laying on the grass