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Body Found After House Fire In Wilkes-Barre
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A body was pulled from a house fire in Wilkes-Barre Thursday evening.

The fire chief says they found an unresponsive elderly woman inside a house on Kent Lane and the coroner was eventually called to the scene.

Fire crews were called to 77 Kent Lane for a three alarm fire just before 7 Thursday evening.

Once crews were able to make it inside, the fire chief says they found an unresponsive elderly woman on the second floor and pulled her outside.

The coroner was called to the scene and the chief says the coroner will have to determine the cause of the death.

Newswatch 16 spoke to a neighbor who says he knows the victim.

“She was a wonderful lady, we loved her, my whole family loved her, the neighborhood loved her, she was nothing but a wonderful lady,” said Devin Reese.

Other neighbors described a chaotic scene.

“I just saw pouring smoke, there`s was people everywhere, all of this was already here, gigantic hose, gigantic fire, it was huge, it was ridiculous, the porch fell down, everything,” said Bailey Wright.

“Huge flames and smoke coming from that house down the street, we watched from the porch here, it was the worst thing I ever seen,” said Darryl Zimnaski.

A city fire investigator was on scene and a state police fire marshal was also called.

The fire is under investigation.

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