SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Bar-B-Q grill may be to blame for starting an apartment building fire in Scranton.
The fire broke out on Sanderson Avenue around 1:30 Wednesday morning
Officials believe the flames from a grill spread to the building… Damaging a third-floor apartment and attic.
Several other apartments also have water damage.
With the recent stretch of warm weather and more people firing up their grills… The assistant fire chief is urging safety when it comes to grilling
“One of the things you shouldn’t do is use a grill on a combustible porch. In fact, if you are going to grill, it should be 10 feet away from any combustible surface,” said Jim Floryshak, Assistant Chief Scranton Fire Department.
The Red Cross is helping those displaced by the fire.