Fire damages two houses in Wilkes-Barre

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
Two houses on Stanton Street, Wilkes-Barre, were severely damaged by a fire early Sunday morning. Ed Lewis | Times Leader -

WILKES-BARRE — The city’s Code Enforcement Office is expected to inspect two houses Monday that were heavily damaged in a three-alarm fire early Sunday morning.

Fire Chief Jay Delaney said firefighters responded to the blaze just after 12 a.m. and found heavy fire coming from 356 Stanton St.

Flames spread to an adjacent house at 358 Stanton St. where one woman escaped without injury, Delaney said.

It took more than two hours to extinguish the blaze, which caused the roof to collapse at 356 Stanton St.

Delaney said 356 Stanton St. is a duplex and he believed one side was vacant while the other was occupied.

Kingston firefighters assisted as a rapid intervention team, Delaney said.

Delaney said the American Red Cross was called to assist the person residing at 358 Stanton St.

Two houses on Stanton Street, Wilkes-Barre, were severely damaged by a fire early Sunday morning. Ed Lewis | Times Leader
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_WB-Stanton-fire-2-1.jpgTwo houses on Stanton Street, Wilkes-Barre, were severely damaged by a fire early Sunday morning. Ed Lewis | Times Leader

By Ed Lewis

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