One dead in Lackawanna County fire

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A late-night fire claimed the life of a Scranton woman on Friday and sent one other person to the hospital.

A release from the Lackawanna County Coroner states that the fire broke out around 10:40 PM Friday night on the 1600 block of Mulberry Street.

The coroner says a 76-year-old woman died in the fire. Her name has not yet been released.

According to police, the other person inside of the home at the time of the fire had to be rescued from the back porch. That person was taken to the hospital.

A police officer on-scene was treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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