Wilkes-Barre Fire Displaces A Half Dozen People

By Lauren Hensley | lhensley@pahomepage.com, Adam McGahee | amcgahee@pahomepage.com

Published 10/23 2016 04:17PM

Updated 10/23 2016 04:17PM

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Families are trying to cope after a fire ripped through their home. 

The faint sound of a smoke detector can still be heard on South Hancock street in Wilkes-Barre hours after a fire erupted at a home on Sunday morning. Michael Mooney's niece and her child were inside. "My goodness they lost everything they got out with the clothes on their backs". Mooney says 

Too emotional to show her face, Heather Mooney says she was fast asleep along with her boyfriend, two children and nephew when the fire broke out. 

The family credits smoke detectors for saving their lives. 

The Wilkes-Barre fire inspector is investigating the blaze. 

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