MAN BURNED IN DELANO HOUSE FIRE _ A 26-year-old Delano man suffered burns to his face and arms when a pot on a stove caught fire inside his 21 Walnut St. home in Delano just afternoon noon on Friday.
Delano Fire Chief Paul Kuropatsky said Christian Lynn was home alone while he wife, Vickie, was at work when the fire broke out. Christian Lynn tried but was unsuccessful in extinguishing the fire, the chief said. Crews from Delano and surrounding communities were called and had the fire extinguished in minutes, Kuropatsky said. He said the fire was contained to the kitchen area with smoke damage reported to other parts of the home. A medical helicopter landed at the Delano ball field to take Christian Lynn to a trauma center for treatment of his burns. Assisting at the scene were firefighters from Mahanoy City, Ryan Township, Rush Township and McAdoo along with Ryan Township EMS, APTS ALS based in Hazleton and Rush and Ryan Township fire police. (Frank Andruscavage/Republican-Herald 05-27-11)