Crews battle afternoon fire in Wilkes-Barre Township

Fire crews battle a scene on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Wilkes-Barre Township, Luzerne County.

Crews were out in the frigid temperatures Friday, battling this fire in Wilkes-Barre Township.

A garage and apartment were destroyed on Harris and Metcalf streets.

The heat was so strong, it melted the siding at a business across the street.

It's believed a tenant was heating up the apartment to thaw pipes when the fire started.

No word yet on an official cause of that fire here in Wilkes-Barre Township.

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