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Crews At House Fire In Jermyn

March 13, 2019 GMT

JERMYN — A man safely escaped his burning house Tuesday afternoon in the borough, according to firefighters at the scene. Neighbors reported the fire at 641 Lincoln Ave. and woke up the man inside, who was sleeping, according to Jermyn Fire Chief Stan Hallowich. A number of fire companies responded around 1 p.m. to a fire. No one was injured in the blaze and the fire was out in about 30 to 40 minutes, Hallowich said. Around 1:30 p.m., firefighters on a ladder chopped a hole in the side of the house on the second floor where smoke was escaping. They also doused flames in the back of the house near Rushbrook Creek. Where or how the fire started was unclear, Hallowich said. A state fire marshal was on the scene Tuesday. The property belongs to Sandra and Patricia Suey, according to the Lackawanna County Assessor’s Office. Contact the writer: kbolus@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5114; @kbolusTT on Twitter