Pottsville crews keep rowhome blaze contained, saving entire block from catching fire

  • Source: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton
  • Published: 11/23/2020 10:40 AM

VIDEO: The Pottsville Fire Chief says it was the quick work of fire crews that prevented a fire inside a rowhome from spreading to other connecting rowhomes on that block. The chief says flames broke out at a rowhome at 914 West Race Street just before 10 a.m. The man who lives there was at home at the time; he was taken to the hospital with burns to his arms, hands, and feet. Susan Rivera lives across the street. "I went to take my daughter to work, and I saw a whole bunch of smoke. And I have my granddaughter and my daughter at the house, so I got worried,” said Rivera. Taryn Rorabaugh and her brother Christian Morasco say a neighbor alerted them to the fire. "There was a woman who was coming along, I think this way, knocking on all the doors,” said Rorabaugh.


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