Northampton Press

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Press photos by Bill Leiner Jr.The charred remains of a house at 214-216 E. Northampton St. are the result of a Jan. 1 house fire in Bath Borough. Press photos by Bill Leiner Jr.The charred remains of a house at 214-216 E. Northampton St. are the result of a Jan. 1 house fire in Bath Borough.
A Bath firefighter inspects a car parked next to the house. A Bath firefighter inspects a car parked next to the house.
Bath firefighters are joined by 11 other stations to combat the two-alarm fire. Bath firefighters are joined by 11 other stations to combat the two-alarm fire.

Firefighters called to Bath house fire

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

Bath Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 214-216 E. Northampton St. on the morning of Jan. 1.

According to Christopher Keenhold, Bath assistant fire chief, the two-alarm fire also brought out 11 other fire departments for assistance.

“We had a great response from area fire stations,” he said.

Two people were transported to the hospital for care, he reported. There were no other reported injuries.

The house is a near-total loss. A car parked beside the house in a driveway was destroyed. The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church rectory next door sustained minor damage.

Fire marshals and a fire investigator were promptly on the scene to determine the cause. The fire is still under investigation.

There is a fundraising page on Facebook for the family — Bonita Morsching & Family Rebuild Fund — with details about what the family needs as well as a place to donate.