- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Officials have been trying to figure out what caused a fire at a group home for people with disabilities in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Nobody was hurt in the fire Saturday afternoon at the home in Wilkes-Barre owned by Step By Step, Inc. The nonprofit provides service to people with mental illnesses and disabilities and autism.

Assistant Fire Chief William Murtha says the residents have been moved to another residence owned by the service agency.

Murtha says the cause of the fire doesn’t appear to be suspicious, but the investigation to determine its cause likely won’t be complete until later this week.


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