April 02–A Scranton fire station is out of service after a car smashed into the building overnight, an assistant fire chief said Saturday.
The car drove into the 1047 N. Main Ave. station, took out a large garage door, drove through a cinder-block wall and ended up in the kitchen, Assistant Fire Chief Paul Laskowski said.
Three firefighters were staffing the firehouse at the time, but none of them was injured in the crash.
“They heard a crash in the other room,” Laskowski said. “They went in, and there was a car in the kitchen.”
A contractor installed a temporary exterior door on the building Saturday. The assistant chief did not initially know how long the station would be out of commission.
The department was planning to move operations normally based there to either the station on West Market Street or the one on Luzerne Street.
Neither of the firetrucks was damaged in the crash. The firehouse kitchen sustained significant damage.
City police did not return several messages seeking more information about the incident, including the name and condition of the driver, what led to the crash and whether any charges had been filed.
By Kyle Wind, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
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