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Lebanon fire displaces 5 people

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) -

Five people were forced out of their home after an early morning fire in Lebanon.

Lebanon Fire Commissioner Duane Trautman said the occupants of the home in the 200 block of E. Mifflin Street were awakened by the fire just after 5:30 a.m.

Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading beyond the walls.

Investigators believe the fire was caused by old wiring that was tied into new wiring.

Trautman said the home owner would be cited for having no smoke detectors.

"What frustrates me is there's no smoke detectors. I mean new wiring could have a malfunction, things happen, and the fact that there have been deaths in Schuylkill County and Lancaster County due to fires and no smoke detectors is geography," he said. "It's only a matter of time. We tell people we have free ones to give. It's frustrating."

The American Red Cross said it was providing food and shelter to three adults and two children who lived in the home.

Trautman said the fire caused at least $15,000 in damage.

 

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