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Crews Battle Fire, Frigid Temperatures in Monroe County

STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Firefighters are battling flames in Monroe County.

They were called to a home on Larsens Lane in Stroud Township, south of Stroudsburg, around 1 a.m. on Thursday.

When crews arrived, they found the homeowner, a man in his 90s, outside. He’s now staying with family.

With temperatures in teens, fire crews battled not only flames but freezing water, hoses, and equipment.

Plus, crews say there’s a lack of overall manpower because of a statewide shortage of volunteer firefighters.

The house is gutted.

A fire marshal has been called in to look for the cause of Thursday morning’s fire in Monroe County.


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