Five displaced in Dallastown fire

Christopher Dornblaser
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  • Five people were displaced Monday after a fire in Dallastown.
  • The cause is still under investigation, but the chief said it is not suspicious.
  • The Red Cross is assisting those displaced.

Five people were displaced after fire damaged an apartment in Dallastown on Monday night, according to a fire official.

Five people were displaced after their home in the 300 block of West Maple Street, Dallastown, caught fire Monday night. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. John A. Pavoncello photo

Rescue Fire Co. Chief Patt Knoll said Tuesday that the fire at 366 W. Maple St. started in a bedroom closet and spread into the room.

“We got it knocked down before it got out of that room," he said.

The chief said the fire damage was contained to that room and its contents.

The fire displaced the two adults and three children living in the apartment. A cat in the residence was taken to the animal hospital after the fire, but Knoll said the cat ended up being OK.

The building is a three-story house that holds two apartments. The other apartment was not affected aside from some smoke damage, Knoll said.

One injured in Dallastown fire

The fire, which was called in about 11:20 p.m., was knocked down in about 20 minutes, Knoll said. Crews were there for about two hours, he said.

The chief said the cause of the fire is under investigation but doesn't look suspicious. He did not have a damage estimate Tuesday afternoon.

Leo Independent Fire Co., Yoe Fire Co. and the Jacobus and York Township fire departments assisted in fighting the fire.

The Red Cross is assisting those displaced in the blaze, and the York County SPCA is helping with the family's pets.

Firefighters responded a blaze at 366 W. Maple St. in Dallastown on Monday night. Photo courtesy of York Township Fire Department.

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