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Fire Sends Man to Hospital

WILKES-BARRE — One man was taken to the hospital after an early morning fire in Luzerne County. Authorities said the fire started at a double block home o...

WILKES-BARRE -- One man was taken to the hospital after an early morning fire in Luzerne County.

Authorities said the fire started at a double block home on the 300 block of River Street around 4 a.m. Friday.

According to the fire chief, there were two people inside the home at the time. One man was taken to a VA Medical Center for breathing in too much smoke, and a woman sat in an ambulance to keep warm.

Firefighters said a couple of pets are missing.

The American Red Cross is helping the fire victims.

There is no word on what caused the fire.