Fire in Forty Fort causes minimal damage

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]
Fire and police vehicles are shown at 1173 Wyoming Ave. in Forty Fort during a blaze Saturday afternoon. - Dan Stokes | Times Leader
Damage to a second-floor porch ceiling is shown after a fire Saturday in Forty Fort. - Dan Stokes | Times Leader
Firemen are shown working at the scene of a fire Saturday at 1173 Wyoming Ave. in Forty Fort. - Dan Stokes | Times Leader

FORTY FORT — A Saturday afternoon fire caused minimal damage to an apartment house thanks to a borough police officer who threw water on the flames, officials report.

The blaze at 1173 Wyoming Ave. broke out just before 3 p.m.

A passer-by called 911, saying there appeared to be a fire on the second floor of a residence.

A Forty Fort police officer was the first to arrive and forced his way inside. He knocked down most of the fire by tossing water on it, officials say.

Nobody was home at the time of the incident.

Kingston Fire Chief Frank Guido determined the cause of the fire was accidental.

“The quick response by the Forty Fort police and fire departments prevented what could have been a major disaster,” said Forty Fort Mayor Andy Tuzinski.

“‘I’m glad that when you call 911 in Forty Fort, the first responders act fast.”

Fire and police vehicles are shown at 1173 Wyoming Ave. in Forty Fort during a blaze Saturday afternoon.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_2878.jpgFire and police vehicles are shown at 1173 Wyoming Ave. in Forty Fort during a blaze Saturday afternoon. Dan Stokes | Times Leader

Damage to a second-floor porch ceiling is shown after a fire Saturday in Forty Fort.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_2882.jpgDamage to a second-floor porch ceiling is shown after a fire Saturday in Forty Fort. Dan Stokes | Times Leader

Firemen are shown working at the scene of a fire Saturday at 1173 Wyoming Ave. in Forty Fort.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_2881.jpgFiremen are shown working at the scene of a fire Saturday at 1173 Wyoming Ave. in Forty Fort. Dan Stokes | Times Leader

By Dan Stokes

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