Fire rips through building in downtown Scranton

  • Source: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton
  • Published: 05/18/2024 06:54 AM

VIDEO: A fire that ravaged a downtown Scranton office building Saturday morning remained under investigation while crews worked to extinguish the smoldering structure. By late morning, the city fire department seemed to have the fire at 115-117 Franklin Ave. under control. They first arrived there around 8 a.m. to battle through thick smoke and terrible visibility. No one was inside the building when the firefighters arrived. There were no reports of injuries Saturday morning. The fire, crews soon learned, was “well progressed,” Fire Chief John Judge said. Out of a concern for safety, crews pulled out of the building and started to attack the fire from the outside. Large ladder trucks dumped water from overtop the building. "We won't know the cause for quite a while,” Judge said.


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