September 22, 2023


SCRANTON – A man rescued from a North Scranton house fire Friday remains in critical condition, a city fire official said Saturday.

James Brown was rescued by two firefighters called to 2147 Rockwell Ave. at 2:30 p.m. Fire Chief Tom Davis said he arrived on the scene first and found Mr. Brown’s son in the backyard. The man told the chief his father was still inside the home.

Two firefighters were injured while rescuing Mr. Brown, the chief said. Both were examined at hospitals and released Friday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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