Blakeslee office building a total loss after early morning fire


TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Crews battled fire after an office building in Blakeslee went up in flames early Sunday morning.

According to Troy Counterman, the Tobyhanna Township fire chief, the call came in for a structure fire around 5 a.m. Sunday when passersby saw the building on fire. 

It took crews over an hour and 12 tankers using a local water source to put out the fire.

The building is at a total loss, the chief says. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Tobyhanna Army Department, Coolbaugh Township, Albrightsville, Thornhurst, State Police Fire Marshall, and Pocono Mountain Police Department assisted along with several other township fire, and EMS.

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