|March 21, 2012 at 2:08pm|
Video and excerpt from The Times-Tribune:
A massive and fast-moving fire destroyed two buildings and badly damaged two others in the city's Weston Field area Tuesday night, leaving the neighborhood in a hazy cloud of smoke, chaos and confusion and 19 people without homes.
Scranton and Dunmore firefighters responded to the blaze on Langstaff Place, near Albright Avenue, shortly after 11 p.m. and battled the stubborn flames well after midnight as residents stood in blankets, some in their bare feet and watched as the inferno engulfed the buildings.
Firefighters sprayed surrounding homes and trees, and traversed the roofs of the buildings, scurrying back and forth from the trucks to the fire as a pajama-clad family put out by the flames wheeled a pet bird in its cage down the street. Shortly after it started, large crowds gathered near the fire, and residents were taking pictures and videos with their cellphones until first responders moved them farther from the scene. Many people were shocked and devastated to see the destruction of their neighbor's homes.
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