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Plymouth firefighters quickly knocked down a smoky fire Monday afternoon at 423-425 Moss St. Plymouth Police Chief Myles Collins and three other officers entered the apartment in search of people possibly trapped inside. No one was home, Collins said. Firefighters responded to the call around 1:40 p.m. and focused their efforts on the ground-level of 425 Moss St. The cause and extent of damage was unavailable. ‘We got the call from 911,’ said Collins, who suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene. He said Constable Joseph Walters, who was in the area, also responded. ‘He tried knocking on the door,’ Collins said of Walters. They were joined on the scene by Luzerne County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Vesek and Plymouth officer Ryan Mahovich. ‘We do know there are children that live in the apartment,’ Collins said about why they searched inside.

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