Three firefighters injured in Nanticoke house fire


NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Multiple fire crews responded to a house fire Wednesday afternoon in Nanticoke causing three firefighters to be injured.

According to officials, Nanticoke City Fire Department was dispatched to 300 E. Church St. for a report of a residential structure fire.

When crews arrived on the scene flames were spreading from one side of the multi-house to the next. Firefighters determined all residents were out of the house with no injuries. However, three firefighter injuries were reported.

One firefighter sustained burns to his shoulder, another with a knee injury, and one with back pain due to a fall outside.

Officials say the wall design of the house is creating problems for putting the fire out. It is unclear what caused the fire at this time or if anyone was injured.

A Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal has been called in to determine a cause. The American Red Cross was called to assist with housing for three occupants.

This a developing store we will update with the latest as it is released.

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