Area Fires Over the Weekend Claim One Life

February 10, 2020 - 5:38 am

Fire crews called to a home in Plains Township Sunday afternoon. The home in the Birchwood Hills development was fully involved when they arrived. According to investigators the fire blamed on a space heater which reportedly exploded. The man and woman living in the home on North Beech Road got out ok and had to find another place to say.

A fire in Scranton early Sunday morning claimed the life of a woman. The 51 year old woman, Sissy Lyn Gonzelez, died at the hospital where she was taken for treatment after fire crews were able to get her out of her apartment. Flames were showing from the home on Putnam Street when crews arrived around 8am. Crews were on the scene for several hours wetting down hot spots. In all 8 people were aided by the Red Cross and the fire is still under investigation.

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