SCRANTON — Fire forced six people from their apartments in south Scranton and a business is now condemned.
How the fire started is still somewhat of a mystery. Fire inspectors believe someone set it, but they don’t know if it was an accident or a crime.
It started around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the place in the 300 block of Cedar Avenue.
There isn’t much left of the back deck of the apartment building but Scranton fire inspectors know the fire was set. They just don’t know how, or why, or who.
A photo sent to Newswatch 16 by a viewer shows the intensity of the fire. The flames created a nightmarish situation for the six people who lived there on Cedar Avenue. Most of them had to be rescued from their apartments.