One firefighter was injured Sunday in a multiple-alarm fire in Upper Macungie Township that destroyed a garage and several cars while also damaging a home.
Crews were called to the 9300 block of Trexler Road around 3 p.m. They found a rear garage engulfed in flames and a fire that had spread to an attached home.
While battling the blaze, a car in the rear of the home exploded, said Chief Steve Oplinger of Trexlertown 25. One firefighter, who was not identified, was injured on the scene and was taken to a nearby hospital, Oplinger said.
Two adults were home at the time of the fire, but both escaped safely. The Red Cross is providing assistance, he said.
The cars in the rear of the home were destroyed, Oplinger said. Crews are still assessing any structural damage to the house, which was built in 1840, according to Lehigh County property records.