Smoke detector alerts occupants of Kingston blaze

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
A fire damaged a three-unit apartment building at 85 Church St., Kingston, early Thursday morning. - Aimee Dilger | Times Leader
This three-unit apartment building at 85 Church St., Kingston, was damaged by a fire early Thursday morning. - Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

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.

A fire damaged a three-unit apartment building at 85 Church St., Kingston, early Thursday morning.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_97223541-1D65-4DDC-A974-89537DE3D469_ne20187129026422-3.jpegA fire damaged a three-unit apartment building at 85 Church St., Kingston, early Thursday morning. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

This three-unit apartment building at 85 Church St., Kingston, was damaged by a fire early Thursday morning.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_4B0947C3-1511-4F53-9816-467C611BBB34_ne201871290295-3.jpegThis three-unit apartment building at 85 Church St., Kingston, was damaged by a fire early Thursday morning. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

By Ed Lewis

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