Lehigh University student burned in house fire
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - November 27, 2012 (WPVI) -- A student at Lehigh University is being treated for burns after an early morning fire tore through an off-campus house.
Firefighters responded to the 2-alarm fire in south Bethlehem around 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Deputy Fire Commissioner Robert Novatnack said the blaze appears to have started in the first-floor bedroom belonging to Lehigh student Andrew Douglas.
He said Douglas suffered burns on various parts of his body and is being treated at a burn unit for non-life-threatening injuries.
Fire Capt. Raymond Buttillo said one firefighter suffered a back strain but didn't require treatment.
A total of 15 residents in the area were forced from their homes because of the fire.
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