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Red Cross helping 11 after fire in Wilkes-Barre

A fire damaged an apartment building Monday morning in Wilkes-Barre, displacing 11 people.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Three cats died in a house fire Monday morning in Luzerne County.

The fire broke out just before 9:30 a.m. along New Hancock Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Officials say five people and a dog were rescued from the third story while the flames burned the back of the building.

Several firefighters, police, and paramedics worked together to get everyone out of the building.

"When I talked about a team rescue here, also our mutual aid partners come in to assist us Plains Township, Kingston. Due to the fact we needed rapid intervention teams and the fact that our crews were already out at other events made for a group teamwork effort to extinguish this fire to the rescue," said Wilkes-Barre City Fire Dept. Chief Jay Delaney.

Officials say two cats were rescued.

The Red Cross is helping out 11 people in total.

There's no word on what caused the fire here in Luzerne County.


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