About two dozen people living at a Loganville residential motel have been temporarily displaced by a fire there Monday, a fire official said.
No one was hurt during the small electrical blaze at Midway Motel, 211 N. Main St., according to Loganville Second Assistant Fire Chief Chris Jones.
Firefighters were called to the scene about 11:35 a.m. They had the fire knocked down in 10 or 15 minutes, Jones said.
The blaze started in electrical wires located in the space above the ceiling of the first-floor laundry room and below a second-floor unit, said Trooper Brad Dunham, a state police fire marshal. He's ruled the fire accidental.
Jones said the second-floor unit was vacant.
Dunham estimated damage at less than $10,000, all structural damage.
About 24 people, including children, live in eight units of the motel, according to Sonali Vadher. She is one of the residents and was helping owner Raj Parekh in the aftermath of the fire.
Residents were taken to the Loganville fire hall, where a team from the York-Adams chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting them and their pets.
Parekh said his family members also own the Super 8 in Manchester Township and the Flamingo motel in Springettsbury Township. Midway Motel residents can stay at those two businesses until repairs can be made, he said.
He said the damage will be fixed as soon as possible, so residents -- including himself -- can move back in.
Parekh said he feels lucky no one was hurt and damage wasn't more serious.
Red Cross spokesman Dick Sterner said the York County SPCA apparently took in a few of the displaced residents' pets.
"Some people found family or friends who would take the pets temporarily," he said.
The York-Adams chapter of the Red Cross partners with the York County SPCA to house pets displaced by fire when those pets are temporarily separated from their owners.
The Red Cross didn't provide any financial aid to the residents, since the Midway Motel owner found places for them to stay, Sterner said.
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