No injuries in Sunday blaze in Catasauqua, but home destroyed

Firefighters from numerous departments battle a house fire at 722 Race St. in Catasauqua on Sunday evening. Full Story
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Taxpayer Revolution

Allentown, PA

#1 Aug 10, 2009
Glad that nobody was hurt!
mistygirl318

Allentown, PA

#2 Aug 10, 2009
Glad to see all were ok and no one was injured. I am also glad to hear the dog made it out ok as well. I am truly sorry about the urn though. I would be devestated, since I have my mothers ashes home with me.
a reader

United States

#3 Aug 10, 2009
I'm very glad nobody was hurt, the sentimental items are just not replacable.

I hope she had renters insurance. I didn't see anywhere in the article where it said it, unless I missed it. All too often people don't have renters, nobody tells them how important it is.

Good luck to this family!
emjoy

Harrisburg, PA

#4 Aug 10, 2009
Since the article didn't address this, I'm sure the woman has somewhere to go. Is there anything else she needs?
oh no

Allentown, PA

#5 Aug 10, 2009
Please don't tell me that this was Bonnie that works at Wawa in Whitehall!
jsg

Allentown, PA

#6 Aug 10, 2009
We were in Catty last night and saw the house after the fire was out, it looked completely gutted. My heart goes out to you, I am SO sorry you couldn't retrieve your husbands ashes but I am happy you got your pup out okay. I hope you and your family will be okay.
Paul D

Jim Thorpe, PA

#7 Aug 10, 2009
emjoy wrote:
Since the article didn't address this, I'm sure the woman has somewhere to go. Is there anything else she needs?
If anyone finds out if donations are being taken for the mother or daughter, please post.

Since: Feb 07

Bangor, PA

#8 Aug 10, 2009
My condolences as well. Hopefully they will yet recover her husbands ashes, I cannot imagine how heartbreaking that would be. Perhaps he was watching over his family that they were not home when the fire started...
Hmmm

Palmerton, PA

#9 Aug 10, 2009
Oh my God - THE Ravi Shankar?????
RonMania

Easton, PA

#10 Aug 10, 2009
Another reason not to smoke! And yes Renters Insurance is cheap - under $75 a year - and worth it.
Sick of the city

Allentown, PA

#11 Aug 10, 2009
How sad,at least nobody was hurt,and if there is a donation site i hope its posted,I always had little faith in Cattys fire dept but it looks like they are making a comback.
Kim

Bethlehem, PA

#12 Aug 10, 2009
In response to RonMania of Easton - who said anything about smoking? I believe the fire is "under investigation" meaning the cause of the fire is unknown.

And Sick of the City from Northampton - Little faith in Catty's Fire Dept??? Are you volunteering any of your time, risking your life for others?
Kim

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Aug 10, 2009
RonMania wrote:
Another reason not to smoke! And yes Renters Insurance is cheap - under $75 a year - and worth it.
Who said anything about smoking?? Fire is "Under Investigation". Means the cause of the fire is unknown unless you have some kind of inside information which we are all unaware of.
Kim

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Aug 10, 2009
Sick of the city wrote:
How sad,at least nobody was hurt,and if there is a donation site i hope its posted,I always had little faith in Cattys fire dept but it looks like they are
making a comback.
And Sick of the City from Northampton - Little faith in Catty's Fire Dept??? Are you volunteering any of your time, risking your life for others?
Red cross

United States

#15 Aug 10, 2009
Where was the red cross?
Nowhere to be seen! They are suppose to help fire victims get them money for meals and clothing and shelter.
Thanks for not showing up! I will never contribute to you again!
Laura

Bethlehem, PA

#16 Aug 11, 2009
Some of you have been asking about making donations to my aunt, Mrs. Long. Thank you very much for your kindness! We've set up the arrangements through my church. Make the donation payable to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and put "Bonnie Long" on the memo line of the check or enclose a note with her name. Send it to:

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
417 Howertown Road
Catasauqua, PA 18032
Attn: Bonnie Long fund
Laura

Bethlehem, PA

#17 Aug 11, 2009
Hmmm wrote:
Oh my God - THE Ravi Shankar?????
No. The owner of the property is named Ravi Shankar, but he's not THE Ravi Shankar. I don't know why they linked to the musician from the article.
Ali

Whitehall, PA

#18 Aug 16, 2009
I thought PA law requires that human ashes be buried.

Since: Feb 07

New York, NY

#19 Aug 17, 2009
Ali wrote:
I thought PA law requires that human ashes be buried.
I've never heard of such a thing. Actually, there is a company that can make diamonds out of a loved one's cremains.
Pillow case

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Aug 17, 2009
Red cross wrote:
Where was the red cross?
Nowhere to be seen! They are suppose to help fire victims get them money for meals and clothing and shelter.
Thanks for not showing up! I will never contribute to you again!
When our upstairs neighbor set fire to the apartments by falling asleep while cooking, our apartment was destroyed too. The Red Cross couldn't do enough for the woman who started the fire, but they never once approached us, the real victims of the fire, to see if they could help us.

I haven't donated to them since.

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