SCRANTON, Pa. Crews are battling a fire in a neighborhood in Scranton on Thursday afternoon.
Scranton’s fire chief says the call came just before noon. 15 about a house explosion in the 1400s block on Amherst Street in Scranton.
The smoke could be seen for miles
Crews were working to protect the surrounding houses as the flames melted off the siding.
One problem that made it difficult for the crews was that there were live wires on the street near the house. PPL has cut power to this specific area.
We were talking to a spectator who was here when the house caught fire.
“When I first got home, I just saw smoke in the air, and I just came by to investigate, and I actually caught footage of the house actually slowing down by catching fire,” Brian Delatore said.
It is not known if anyone was in the house. Crews must have the fire under control before they can search through what is left of the house.
The videos below were shared with us by Brian Hallock: