Multiple crews respond to fire at Luzerne County business

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HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Multiple crews responded to a working structure fire on Front Street Friday morning.

The call came in just after 4:00am for the garage fire at K &V Auto Sales. Crews from multiple departments worked on putting the fire out for about 45 minutes. The garage houses three tractor trailers, which are now destroyed.

Firefighters said the garage is also a total loss. The below-freezing temperatures impacted crews, as water used in the fire-fight quickly turned to ice.

“When we first arrived the units found fire showing from the roof area,” Mike Volciak, Assistant Chief of Hazle Township Fire and Rescue said. “Crews began an aggressive interior attack. We then switched over to a defensive operation due to the roof collapsing.”

No injuries were reported. A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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