tragic end in Swoyersville house fire

By | August 2, 2023



tragically lost her life in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. SNBC13 reported

Fatality Identified in Swoyersville House Fire

SWOYERSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY – The Luzerne County Coroner has confirmed the identity of the victim in a tragic house fire that took place on Sunday in Swoyersville. The deceased has been identified as Leslie Wiggin, a 59-year-old resident of the town.

The fire, which engulfed the house in flames, was reported in the early hours of Sunday morning. Local firefighters rushed to the scene and battled the blaze for several hours before gaining control. Sadly, despite their efforts, Leslie Wiggin was unable to escape the inferno.

Luzerne County Coroner’s Office conducted an investigation and officially confirmed the identity of the victim on Monday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and authorities are working to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic incident.

Neighbors and friends of Leslie Wiggin are devastated by the news and have expressed their condolences to the family. The tight-knit community of Swoyersville is rallying together to support the Wiggin family in their time of grief, offering assistance and comfort.

This unfortunate incident serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of fire safety and prevention. It is crucial for every household to have working smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and an emergency evacuation plan in place.


The community will come together to remember Leslie Wiggin and honor their memory. Funeral arrangements are being made, and further details will be announced soon.