JERMYN, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A fire at a duplex home in Jermyn has left several people displaced.
According to crews, the fire broke out around 7:00 Monday evening on the 100 block of Bacon Street. The fire department said that upon entry to the home they encountered “heavy smoke” in the first-floor living room. Crews say the fire was out within 45 minutes of arriving on the scene.
The blaze left both sections of the house uninhabitable because of the amount of water, smoke and fire damage sustained. The Red Cross is helping those who are displaced.
Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshals will investigate what caused the blaze.