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.