Pittston fire spreads after porch catches fire

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PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Firefighters have been on the scene for about 4 hours at a house fire on the corner of Boyd and South Main Street in Pittston Tuesday afternoon.

The fire began on the porch before catching the house on fire. A neighbor said she called 911 when she saw the smoke.

Luckily everyone made it out okay. The elderly couple who lived there did not seem like they were injured in the fire.

“Four people were in the structure. Two had escaped before we got here, two were assisted out by neighbors and firefighters they’re uninjured they’re fine we called the Red Cross to take care of them. We called a second alarm to get more manpower due to the heat and amount of fire we had,” said Cheif Frank Roman of the Pittston Fire Department.

The fire was so hot, it actually melted the siding on the house across the street. The cause of the fire is under investigation Chief Roman says it appears accidental/electrical 

Part of South Main Street is still closed at this time.

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