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Firefighters from Swoyersville and surrounding communities look for hot spots at a two-story residential structure fire at 218 Watkins St. in Swoyersville on Friday evening. The fire was first reported at 4:40 p.m. According to Swoyersville Fire Co. 279 Chief Marty Mahon said at the scene that the three or four residents and their two dogs and a cat were inside when the fire started but made it out safely. Mahon said a second alarm was necessary to bring in more manpower. It appeared that the fire started outside in a bush and spread to the eaves, walls and roof. A state police fire marshal is expected to investigate today. The home was gutted, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters from Edwardsville, Kingston, Forty Fort, Wyoming, West Wyoming and Luzerne assisted.
Firefighters from Swoyersville and surrounding communities look for hot spots at a two-story residential structure fire at 218 Watkins St. in Swoyersville on Friday evening. The fire was first reported at 4:40 p.m. According to Swoyersville Fire Co. 279 Chief Marty Mahon said at the scene that the three or four residents and their two dogs and a cat were inside when the fire started but made it out safely. Mahon said a second alarm was necessary to bring in more manpower. It appeared that the fire started outside in a bush and spread to the eaves, walls and roof. A state police fire marshal is expected to investigate today. The home was gutted, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters from Edwardsville, Kingston, Forty Fort, Wyoming, West Wyoming and Luzerne assisted.
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Firefighters from Swoyersville and surrounding communities look for hot spots at a two-story residential structure fire at 218 Watkins St. in Swoyersville on Friday evening. The fire was first reported at 4:40 p.m. According to Swoyersville Fire Co. 279 Chief Marty Mahon said at the scene that the three or four residents and their two dogs and a cat were inside when the fire started but made it out safely. Mahon said a second alarm was necessary to bring in more manpower. It appeared that the fire started outside in a bush and spread to the eaves, walls and roof. A state police fire marshal is expected to investigate today. The home was gutted, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters from Edwardsville, Kingston, Forty Fort, Wyoming, West Wyoming and Luzerne assisted.


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