KINGSTON – An occupant of a double-block home at 78 Payne Ave. was treated for burn injuries after a fire that started about 5 p.m. Monday, Kingston/Forty Fort Fire Department Deputy Chief Jim Wills said.
Wills said he did not know the extent of the injuries or have details about the number of people who lived at the property. The injured person was treated at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
The fire, which was extinguished within an hour, started at 78 Payne Ave. but also damaged the other side of the double-block, he said. The cause is under investigation, but the fire does not appear suspicious, he said.
About 25 firefighters responded, with assistance provided by crews from Edwardsville, Swoyersville and Hanover Township, he said.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Abree Antonette Tooley, 20, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with forgery and theft by deception and released on $10,000 unsecured bail after an arraignment before District Judge Joseph Carmody, township police say.
Tooley was arrested Monday after she allegedly forged $7,500 in Western Union money orders at the Turkey Hill on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, police said. She cashed one of the money orders for $490 at United Check Cashing, Wilkes-Barre, police said.