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A basement fire in York Township displaced two adults Friday evening.

The fire occurred at 2663 Fairway Drive about 4:45 p.m., according to York County 911. York Township Fire Chief Nate Tracey said the fire started in the basement and extinguished itself quickly — likely because of the lack of oxygen.

"It burned out the basement," he said.

He estimated the damage at $40,000. The chief said fire officials were not sure what caused the fire but said it is not suspicious

Tracey said the residents, a man and a woman, were not home during the fire, and a neighbor had called in the fire.

"The neighbor went down into his basement and was smelling smoke," the chief said, adding that the neighbor could tell it was not originating from his house. The homes are connected.

When crews arrived, Tracey said there was heavy smoke.

Tracey said the home sustained considerable smoke damage and is uninhabitable. The Red Cross is assisting the couple displaced by the fire.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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