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City to raze fire damaged building on Carlisle St.

May 01. 2013 11:24PM

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WILKES-BARRE — The extent of damage caused by a fire Sunday at a vacant apartment building made it too unsafe for a fire inspector to determine a cause.

City Fire Chief Jay Delaney said the building at 120 Carlisle St. is set to be demolished.

Firefighters arrived around 2 a.m. to see heavy flames on the first floor of the two-story building. The roof collapsed in the three-alarm fire that took approximately nine hours to extinguish. Firefighters saved another vacant apartment building and a house located on either side of the fire-damaged building.

The damage prevented the city’s fire inspector from doing a thorough investigation of what caused the fire, Delaney said.

“It was undetermined,” he said.

The city code enforcement office condemned the building, and emergency demolition prices were solicited from contractors, said Drew McLaughlin, municipal affairs manager for the city.

Three quotes were received and the lowest bid of $8,300 was submitted by Bdaric Excavating Inc. of Luzerne.

McLaughlin said Bdaric could be bringing equipment to the site as early Wednesday to prepare for the demolition.

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