Fire Displaces 57 In Wilkes-Barre

May 3, 2019

WILKES-BARRE - An intense fire ripped through a building in the Sherman Hills Apartments on Friday, injuring one person and displacing 57 residents, Fire Chief Jay Delaney said. The fire was reported around 12:35 p.m. in building 316. Delaney said 10 units sustained smoke or water damage in the blaze, “The firefighters did an outstanding job in fighting the fire and knocking it down,” Delaney said. The chief said city officials are trying to determine what apartments in the building are liveable, so some of the 57 people could return to the building. One person suffered burns in the fire and was treated and released at the scene, Delaney said.