West Manheim Twp. fire displaces 2
A house fire displaced two residents and a dog in West Manheim Township Tuesday night, according to Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Ted Clousher.
The fire at a home on the 2000 block of Oakwood Drive started at a wood stove in the basement and spread up the interior walls to the attic, according to Clousher. He did not have a damage estimate.
He said the fire was called in around 7:15 p.m. and was under control within 15 minutes. No one was injured in the fire.
Clousher said that even though the fire displaced the residents, the house will be repairable, and the fire did not spread throughout other rooms in the home.
“Really all their belongings have been pretty well saved,” he said.
He said three other fire departments assisted the effort, Penn Township, Hanover Borough and Porters.
Clousher said they left the scene around 9 p.m.
The residents will be staying with friends while the home is being repaired.
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