Home in Luzerne County Ruined by Fire

LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Flames heavily damaged a home in Luzerne county Monday afternoon.

Smoke and flames filled the sky above the home along Karl Drive near Shavertown in the Luzerne County Back Mountain.

Initial calls went out after 1 p.m.

Police on scene tell Newswatch 16 no one was home at the time the fire started. Several pets are missing from the home.

There is no word on a cause.

Volunteers will be at the Lehman Township Building Monday night from 7:15 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. accepting donations for the family.

The township asks anyone donating to bring food, gift cards, toiletries, and any other basic items.

The family of five has three young children, and every little bit helps.

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