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Fighting Flames in Sub-Zero Temperatures

WILKES-BARRE — Firefighters fought flames in below-zero temperatures Wednesday morning in Luzerne County.

Officials said a double block home in the 1400 block of North Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre caught fire just before 5:30 a.m.

Flames were seen shooting from the attic of the double-block home.

One side of the home is empty.  A woman and her granddaughter were in the other side.

Family members tell us that a woman with a dog was banging on their door and ringing the doorbell yelling that there was a fire.

Relatives are calling her a Good Samaritan, saying they have no idea who she is but they’re grateful for the warning.

The woman and her granddaughter got out safely. She told us she does not have renters insurance and she’s not sure how much she has lost but she will stay with family in Jim Thorpe.




  • wendy

    To all firemen and fire women I would like to thank you as well as applaud you all for the giving of your own safety and time while coming to the rescue of those in need, especially during these brutally cold temps where I have seen firemen with icycles literally hanging from their facial hair as well as their skin and clothing on the news footage. May God bless you all as well as one of our own special family members who recently became an official firefighter, my nephew dillon who has made us so very proud and honored by his cboice. Thank you all for such courageous devotion as well as your passion to save. I salute you all!!! Wendy

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