November 28, 2023


KINGSTON — A double block home in Dorrance Street was the site of a major fire on Tuesday night, with several people being removed from the home by firefighters.

Emergency crews were dispatched to West Dorrance Street between Wyoming Avenue and Schuyler Avenue at about 10:10 p.m. for a reported structure fire, according to a Luzerne County 911 supervisor.

The fire involved a home at 42 W. Dorrance St., officials learned upon arrival. The double block appeared to be a total loss with the entire face of the house blackened.

As crews fought the fire, flames re-erupted but were quickly extinguished.

Neighbors said firefighters helped remove some residents from the burning building.

Fire and emergency personnel from Courtdale, Kingston, Trucksville, Swoyersville, Forty Fort and Edwardsville filled the street.

Many of the onlookers expressed concern about the availability of water, due to the earlier water main break, but that did not seem to be a problem.

Fire officials were not immediately available to provide additional information.

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