SCRANTON, Pa. — Firefighters had to help a 99-year-old woman leave her house when a fire started on the kitchen stove and spread to the cabinets of her Monroe Avenue home Tuesday night.
Assistant Scranton Fire Chief Paul Laskowski said the home at 733 Monroe Ave. sustained only minor damage and that the woman, whose name was not disclosed, was allowed to return to her home after the fire.
The woman's caretaker was injured in a fall while leaving the home and was taken to the hospital with pain in her ribs, Assistant Chief Laskowski said.
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