Pittston residence burns; no injuries reported

By Michael Reich - [email protected] | November 8th, 2017 9:19 pm

PITTSTON — A double-block residence on Searle Street was damaged in a fire Wednesday afternoon, but officials said no one was injured.

The blaze started about 2 p.m. at 96 Searle, according to Pittston City Assistant Fire Chief William Williams. He said the initial dispatch was for smoke and flames coming from first-floor windows.

Williams said the home was being used as a rental property. The left side of the residence sustained damaged to both of its floors and outside walls. There was some structural damage, but officials believe the house is salvageable.

Meanwhile, the other side of the home at 98 Searle sustained heavy smoke damage. Williams said no one occupied that side of the property.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation by State Police, he noted.

Pittston City firefighters work at the scene of a double-block residence at 96-98 Searle St. that burned Wednesday afternoon.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_TTL110917Fire2.jpgPittston City firefighters work at the scene of a double-block residence at 96-98 Searle St. that burned Wednesday afternoon. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader
Firefighters are shown trying to extinguish Wednesday’s blaze in Pittston at 96-98 Searle St.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_TTL110917Fire3.jpgFirefighters are shown trying to extinguish Wednesday’s blaze in Pittston at 96-98 Searle St. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader
Firefighters work to run water lines to a home that burned on Searle Street in Pittston on Wednesday afternoon. Officials said no one was injured in the fire.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_TTL110917Fire1.jpgFirefighters work to run water lines to a home that burned on Searle Street in Pittston on Wednesday afternoon. Officials said no one was injured in the fire. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

By Michael Reich

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