Fire Hits Home Near County Prison

July 28, 2018

SCRANTON -- City firefighters have extinguished a blaze at a home near the Lackawanna County Prison. No one was injured.


The fire at 1325 N. Washington Ave. was reported at 6:39 p.m. Firefighters found heavy smoke at the apartment house, and the residents were evacuated. The fire seemed concentrated in the basement.


Authorities had to close the block to traffic.


The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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