SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Fire investigators are looking for a cause in a Scranton apartment fire that occurred Thursday afternoon.
According to fire officials on the scene, the call came in around 1:30 p.m. for a structure fire in the 200 block of Railroad Avenue.
The fire broke out in a two apartment building. The tenant of the apartment the fire broke out was not home at the time. A family of three lived in the other apartment.
There were no reported injuries.
Scranton Fire Department says utilities were disconnected from the building. The cause of the fire was determined to be on the first floor of the front bedroom from an accidental electrical issue.
The City of Scranton LIPS Department posted the building as condemned due to the extent of fire damages. Residents of the building are being assisted by Red Cross.