Video from bmwmotorcycles of a house fire on Thursday in Dunmore, Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County).
Orange flames shot out holes in the roof and the fire ravaged the attic and the second floor of the house at 404 Mortimer St. before firefighters extinguished the blaze.
After arriving about 2:30 p.m. to the house, firefighters tried to attack the interior but flames pushed them into defensive positions, Dunmore Fire Chief Christopher DeNaples said.
Using a tall ladder extended from a truck, a fireman blasted the smoldering house with a high-powered hose from above, while another doused it from the street in front, knocking debris from the facade and sending a river of dirty water down the hill. The fire was mostly out by 5 p.m.