PLYMOUTH – Firefighters from several hose companies responded to 272 Temperance St. Thursday morning after a house filled with smoke due to a reported explosion in the basement.
Firefighters said there was no fire inside the house when they arrived on scene just after 10 a.m. The basement filled with smoke and several windows shattered.
Three people and two dogs made it out of the house. A woman was treated by paramedics for a non-fire-related injury.
Firefighters had a difficult time reaching the house that is at the top of a steep one-way narrow road with enough space for only one engine.
A state police fire marshal was called to investigate the explosion.
Luzerne County property records list the owner as Stephen and Debra Calchefski.