Crews battle flames in Dorrance Township

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DORRANCE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A house in Dorrance Township went up in flames, but luckily the homeowner was out of town.

The call came in around 7 p.m. Sunday night.

According to Dorrance Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Duane Seltzer, the fire started on the first floor of a home in the 7900 block of Blue Ridge Trail and traveled through the upstairs.

Flames could be seen coming through the roof when crews arrived on scene.

“We didn’t know it at the time but nobody was home. He was away on a trip, so we did a quick search as best we could, but there was nobody home,” Chief Seltzer said.

Seven departments responded to the scene. It didn’t take them long to put out the fire and the cause is now under investigation.

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