Fire Rips Through Apartment Building in Exeter

EXETER -- Flames ripped through an apartment building early Tuesday morning in Luzerne County.

At least five people need a new place to stay after the place on Wyoming Avenue burned around 12:00 a.m.

They all got out safely, thanks to one neighbor who went door to door to get people out.

One resident and her boyfriend know the flames took off fast.

"So, I told him to get up, I'm smelling smoke. So we did and like in two minutes, the whole entire bedroom filled with smoke," Laura Berthel of Exeter.

Investigators haven't said how that fire got its start here in Luzerne County.

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  • David Pinero

    The neighbor was my brother Chris, so I’m very proud of him. Way to go! And very lucky for both him and his girlfriend who happened to be up at the time the smoke started pouring in. If they’d had been asleep it would have been all over for them in minutes, and, apparently, likely all over for many others in that building.

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