Fire breaks out at Luzerne County home

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BUTLER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A home is in ruins after a fire in Butler Township.

Flames broke out at the home in the 800 block of St. John’s Road around 6 p.m. The fire was put out around 7:30 p.m.

According to Valley Regional Fire Department Chief Willy Chupla, no one was injured and no pets were harmed. The homeowner was not home at the time and will be staying with family.

“It’s an older home. It ran the walls and got up into the attic, and it’s just been beating us up since then,” Chupla said.

There is extensive damage to both the interior and exterior of the house. The PSP fire marshal investigating.

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