What to Know
- A massive mansion went up in flames Tuesday morning in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County.
- At least two firefighters suffered burns battling the blaze, which went to three alarms at one point.
- The home was listed for sale and had been sold on Monday, according to firefighters and online listings.
At least two firefighters were hospitalized after being burned while battling a blaze inside a large multimillion-dollar home only hours after the new owners purchased it in the Lehigh Valley Tuesday morning.
The mansion along Barrington Lane in Salisbury Township was recently listed on the market and had been sold on Monday, according to firefighters and online real estate listings.
The fire broke out just before 6 a.m. Tuesday and continued to smoke for hours. Firefighters from around Lehigh County responded as the blaze reached three alarms. The fire marshal called it "one of the larger houses in Salisbury Township."
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The fire attack seemed to be focused on a side of the home that looks like a castle where the ballroom is located. The fire appeared to have started in the area behind that grand ballroom, fire investigators said.
At least two firefighters were rushed to the hospital with burns, said Salisbury Township Fire Marshal Don Sabo. Others were treated on scene.
No one was inside the home at the time of the fire.
The home is listed on Realtor.com as being 38,000 square feet with at least six bedrooms and more than 14 bathrooms. It sits on more than 4 acres of land and was listed for more than $6 million.
The home, referred to on a website as "Ravenwood Manor," features a wine cellar, game room, movie theater, sauna, gym and a room with dolls on display, according to photos on the real estate listings.
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"This place has got a lot of rooms for a lot of different purposes, and it’s just a big house," Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company Assistant Chief Bill Sames said.
Fire investigators confirmed reports of a large party at the home Monday night were part of their investigation, but nobody was at the house when first crews got there.
Neighbors who did not want to be identified told NBC10 that two busloads of people were dropped off at the house Monday night.
"They filled us in on the truckload full of people from NYC and they apparently had a party and went back," a neighbor told NBC10.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation.