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Apartment fire forces dozens from their homes in Luzerne County

Dozens were forced from their homes after an apartment building went up in flames in Luzerne County.

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Fire officials say at least 20 to 30 people are without a home Wednesday night after a fire at the Country Club Apartments in Dallas Township.

Firefighters say it all started just before 7 p.m. when it seems a kitchen fire got out of hand and destroyed 12 apartments.

Fire crews say everyone got out safely, and no one was hurt.

The American Red Cross is helping those who are displaced.

"We had fire through the roof and then the fire extended laterally through the building," said Fire Chief Harry Vivian, Back Mountain Regional Fire and EMS.

"We got on scene, the guys did a great job on extinguishing the fire," said Vivian.

A state police fire marshal is expected to come Thursday to determine an official cause.

The entire building is without power for the time being in Luzerne County.

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