By Collin McEvoy, The Express-Times
Wilson Borough firefighters trudged through the snow today to fight a fire at 2338 Forest Street, which appears to have started due to a wood-stove blaze that grew out of control, according to dispatch reports.
Residents were evacuated after the fire broke out at the duplex around 3:15 p.m. Emergency dispatchers said nobody was injured.
Officials from the Wilson Borough Fire Department were not immediately available for comment.
The basement became "fully involved" due to the wood-stove fire, according to dispatch reports. It then spread to the street-level, where flames were visible on the ceiling through the windows and doors.
Heavy smoke poured through a side window, and the heat was so intense it left scorch marks on the outside wall of the neighboring house about 10 feet away.
A pit bull was also safely removed from the home. The dog attempted to turn around and run back into the house, but it was stopped by police and fire fighters.