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14 People Forced Out by Flames

SCRANTON — 14 people need new places to live after flames ripped through an apartment building Tuesday night in Scranton.

The flames started in the 1800 block of North Main Avenue just before 11 p.m.

This is one several buildings in the Providence section that was recently sold at auction.

Fire crews believe the flames started on the second floor of a three-story building. Inspectors still are investigating the cause.

Newswatch 16 spoke with a woman who was inside when the building started to burn.

“We started seeing the smoke come out of an outlet and then we opened the door and the whole building was smokey.  The whole building. I lost everything, I have nothing,” said resident Tiffany Harris.

The Red Cross is helping the people put out by this fire in Scranton. A shelter for them has been set up at the Green Ridge Assembly of God church.

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