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Man Injured, Two Dogs Killed in Fire in Luzerne County

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. -- A man injured and two dogs killed in an overnight fire in Luzerne County.

The flames broke out around 3 a.m. on Sunday on South Main Street in Ashley.

Neighbors say only one man lives in the home. He was dragged from the home by a passerby who found him sleeping on the couch.

Two dogs were in an upstairs bedroom when the fire broke out. Crews were unable to save them.

"Oh, that was his life those two dogs, Lola and Luna and then I heard him yelling I gotta get my dogs but so much smoke. He's been a good friend, you know? Need any help? He was there. So get well Dave,” neighbor Helen Kennedy said.

A neighbor says she spoke with the family and the man has now been transferred to the Lehigh Valley Burn Center.  A couple living next door was forced from their home after flames melted the vinyl siding off their home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation here in Luzerne County.


  • kat32837

    If you are referring to this particular story then you are wrong. I know him very well and his dogs were his life. The fire was caused by an electrical fire and had nothing to do with Dave so your comment about the way “people live” couldn’t be further from the truth in this case. Also he was sleeping upstairs with his dogs, he went down to see what all the smoke was and he collapsed, there was no way he could have saved his dogs. A police officer kicked the door in and saved him. Have a nice day Mr. Conservative

  • The Conservative

    There’s many BAD people in our world ….. I hate it when pets die.
    Pets are NOT the ones causing problems but it seems they suffer because of the way humans live.
    Please take good care of your pets. They are just innocent bystanders.

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