Fire Started in Luzerne County After Trying to Thaw Pipes

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- A fire sparked and spread fast after a tenant allegedly used a wood burning stove to thaw out frozen pipes.

It happened around noon along Harris and Metcalf Street in Wilkes-Barre Township.

The fire started in the garage and made its way to an attached apartment.

It then melted the side of the neighboring building.

The tenant and their dog made it safely out of the fire in Luzerne County.