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Two Dead in Pennsylvania High-Rise Fire

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Fire on fifth floor of Wilkes-Barre high-rise

 

 

WILKES-BARRE (WNEP) – All but 14 people are back in their apartments after last week’s fire at Lincoln Plaza high rise in Wilkes-Barre.

The housing authority tells Newswatch 16 they are in the process of moving 14 people from the fifth floor to other locations. That’s where the fire that took the lives of two women started.

Officials say the fifth floor is too damaged for residents on that floor to move back in.

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WILKES-BARRE — Two people are dead after fire ripped through a high-rise building in Wilkes-Barre, according to city officials.

The coroner said Gloria Nieves, 55 and Luann Gilroy, 62 both died.

Emergency responders were called out just after noon Tuesday to the Lincoln Plaza high-rise building on Lincoln Street in Wilkes-Barre.

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