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Fire forces more than a dozen people from their homes in Lackawanna County

Emergency crews say heavy smoke and flames were coming from the back of the building's first floor.

OLYPHANT, Pa. — More than a dozen people will need to find another place to stay after the fire in Olyphant.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday on Lackawanna Avenue.

Dozens and dozens of firefighters were called to battle the flames.  

Emergency crews say heavy smoke and flames were coming from the back of the building's first floor.

Everyone made it out OK. 

A fire marshall has been called in to figure out how the fire started.

The Red Cross has been called in to help out.

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