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Man Burned In South Side Fire

September 17, 2018

SCRANTON — A man was taken to a hospital and two cats died after a fire Sunday in South Side, the city fire chief said.

The blaze at 1617 Crown Ave. began on the home’s back porch around 4 p.m. and spread into the kitchen, said Fire Chief Bobby Lucas. The fire is still under investigation, but firefighters believe it may have been caused by a grilling incident.

The homeowner, whose name was not available, was taken to a hospital with burns on his shoulders and hands, Lucas said. Multiple cats live in the home, and two were taken by police to an animal hospital, the chief said.

The fire investigator will be back on the scene today.

— KATHLEEN BOLUS

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