Explosion, 5-alarm fire in Bethlehem

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">5-alarm fire in Bethlehem on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Police say it was started by a home grill.  &#40;Courtesy of WFMZ&#41;</span></div>
April 26, 2009 6:59:23 PM PDT
The Bethlehem Fire Department fought a 5-alarm blaze Sunday night.The fire broke out about 6:45 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of 9th Avenue on the north side of Bethlehem.

Police at the scene say that a homeowners' grill fire sparked an explosion of a propane tank which led to the subsequent fire.

At least two twin homes were severely damaged by the flames.

Visibility was down to about a city block for about a half a mile around the fire.

Crews from Allentown and Easton showed up to fight the fire.

Two firefighters were transported to a hospital for unknown reasons.

Hours later, the fire was brought under control.

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