LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Just before 8:30 AM on Friday, November 17, Hazleton City fire was dispatched to 619 Hanover Court for a reported house fire. Chief 3 was advised Luzerne County 9-1-1 received two calls for the incident however there was an address discrepancy and the location was possibly 619 West 4th Street.
Luzerne quickly updated fire units that police were on scene at the 4th Street address and confirmed a working fire. Police were also reporting people still in the building. Chief 3 requested a working fire page be sent and back staffing be sent for Engines 4, 5 and Tower 1.
Police were able to help occupants get out of the building prior to the arrival of fire units and requested EMS for one person with smoke inhalation.
Engine 2 took the address with Ladder 1 following right behind. A line was stretched off Engine 2 while Rescue 3 arrived on scene and secured a water supply at a nearby hydrant.
Chief 3 arrived on scene and assumed command. Command advised that crews had the fire knocked down within minutes of arriving on scene.
One person was taken to the hospital for treatment by APTS ambulance while crews began to pick up from the scene. Units went available shortly after.