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Firefighters douse flames, aid pets

March 16. 2013 9:22PM
Times Leader staff

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WILKES-BARRE – City firefighters battled a blaze at 78 Logan St. on Wednesday afternoon, helping to save and treat the occupants' three dogs and a cat.

Flames erupted in the home's kitchen just before 2 p.m., said Fire Capt. Robert Fannon.

The two occupants escaped and had rescued the three dogs that also lived there. Firefighters later rescued a cat from inside the two-story structure. Medic 5 administered oxygen to the pets, and the occupants took them to Plains Animal Hospital for additional treatment, Fannon said.

No injuries were reported.

The fire was under control within 45 minutes and was contained to the kitchen, which sustained extensive fire, water and smoke damage. The rest of the house sustained smoke and water damage. Utilities are turned off and the house must be repaired before it can be reoccupied, Fannon said.

Maneuvering was a little tight for two larger fire trucks on Logan Street, a narrow roadway off of Coal Street. But the first engine on the scene, a smaller vehicle, had no problem, Fannon said.

The occupants, whom Fannon would not identify, are staying with relatives.

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