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Careless smoking blamed in Tamaqua fire

Published March 24. 2016 09:18AM
An early morning fire attributed to careless smoking ripped through a row of attached homes in downtown Tamaqua early Thursday, displacing five and heavily damaging four structures. Responders were dispatched to the area of South Center Street, Route 309, about 3:35 a.m. for a report a house fire, and quickly turned in a second alarm. The blaze damaged houses at 114, 116, 118 and 120 S. Center St. See Thursday's Times News for details.

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