NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Fire crews battle smoke in cold temperatures in a Newport Township house fire, Saturday.

Smoke was seen for a distance as Newport Township Fire Department responded to a double complex home for the report of a fire around 1:00 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Main Avenue.

According to the Newport fire chief told Eyewitness News mank tankers were called because every hydrant they tried to use was frozen.

The fire chief stated that some people were transported but he is unsure of the exact number. The chief says the damage was mainly done to the home where the fire started and will need to be torn down.

Eyewitness News crew was told that the fire marshal is currently investigating the proper cause of the fire.

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