KINGSTON — Four people escaped without injury when a smoke detector alerted them to a blaze at their Kingston apartment building early Thursday morning, Fire Chief Frank Guido said.
Guido said a woman was awakened due to an activated smoke detector at 85 Church St. just before 12:30 a.m. The building houses three apartments and all were occupied, Guido said.
Guido said the fire originated on the exterior and spread to the attic. He said the fire was ruled accidental.
Fire departments from Edwardsville, Hanover, Swoyersville and Wilkes-Barre assisted Kingston/Forty Fort firefighters at the scene.
Guido said firefighters made a “quick knockdown” of the flames.
Firefighters cleared the scene at about 4 a.m.