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One displaced in Manheim Twp. fire
A man and his dog were displaced during a Manheim Township fire on New Year's Day, according to a fire official.
Lineboro Volunteer Fire. Lt. John Krebs said the fire in the 7200 block of Three Ponds Lane damaged a single-family two-story home Monday, Jan. 1.
Lineboro, based in Carroll County, Maryland, is first due for fires in the majority of the township, according to the lieutenant.
Krebs said the man who lived in the home was visiting his parents, and when he arrived home, he found the house on fire. He then called 911.
The fire was called in at 1:40 p.m., and Krebs said officials were on scene within 10 minutes.
"The structure was 50 to 75 percent involved," he said.
It took about an hour to an hour and a half to have the fire under control, according to the lieutenant. Krebs said there were about 40 to 50 firefighters from multiple departments that assisted in fighting the blaze.
Firefighters had to use nearby water sources because there were no hydrants around. Krebs said
Neighbors got the dog out of the home before firefighters arrived, according to Krebs. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and no damage estimate was immediately available Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The Red Cross came to assist, but Krebs said he is unsure if the organization is helping the displaced man with shelter.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.