UPDATE: Assistant Fire Chief Dies Battling Blaze

UPDATE: Assistant Fire Chief Dies Battling Blaze

A 58-year-old Factoryville firefighter died at the scene of a fire.

Members of the Factoryville Fire Company tell Eyewitness News that the fallen firefighter was 58-year Russ Gow.  He was an Assistant Fire Chief in the Factoryville Fire Company.  

Eyewitness News Reporter Mark Hiller will have an update on this story on Eyewitness News at 11 AM on WBRE. 


Factoryville, Wyoming County - A firefighter is dead after battling a house fire in Wyoming County.  

The fire broke out around 11 last night on College Avenue in Factoryville.
Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland confirms that a 58-year firefighter collapsed at the scene of the fire. 
That firefighter was then taken to the hospital where he died.
Everyone living in the home made it out okay. 
The coroner is withholding the name of the firefighter until the victim’s family is notified. 
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