Fire destroys mobile home in Lower Windsor Twp.

Christopher Dornblaser


Fire engines from all over the county lined the street Monday night in response to a mobile home fire at 254 James Way in Lower Windsor Township Yorkana Fire Co. Deputy Chief Rod Weitkamp said his crew arrived to the scene around 6:30, and the fire took about 40 minutes to put out. Weitkamp said no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is unknown at the time, but state police fire marshals will be investigating it. Weitkamp said the fire originated somewhere between the ceiling and the roof. Weitkamp said the fire took the kitchen and the living room area, but firefighters were able to salvage the bedroom.

The front and left side of the home were destroyed, charred from the fire. Windows were blown out. Part of the roof of the house had also been destroyed.

Metal chairs sat in the front porch, burned from the fire.

Chris Baer, who lives next door to the house that caught fire, said she saw the house engulfed in flames from the front. She said her husband called 911 after seeing the fire.

"There was a tremendous response from the fire department," she said.

Baer said the owner of the home was not there when the fire started.

The owner of the home declined to comment.

Weitkamp said there were about 35 firefighters on the scene.

He said he did not have an estimate on damage but it looked as though the whole house was gone.

Weitkamp said firefighters from Yorkanna, East Prospect, Craley, Wrightsville, Red Lion, Columbia and Dallastown were there to assist with putting out the fire. - Reach Christopher Dornblaser at