Crews work to extinguish fully involved fire in Scott Township


SCOTT TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Explosions rocked a Lackawanna County business after it caught fire Monday evening.

Crews were at the Maid Rite Steak Company for hours putting out the fully involved building. The fire broke out just before 5:30 Monday evening on Montdale Road in Scott Township.

The meat packing plant was fully involved and explosions were heard as flames took over the structure. Everyone was evacuated from the building safely.

Crews tell Eyewitness News it would take them hours to completely put out the fire and the hot spots. There is no word yet on how the fire started.

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