Laurel Volunteer Fire Chief James Pritchard talks about the fire in the 100 block of Chatham Lane Tuesday, Jan. 16. Video by Christopher Dornblaser.


Four people were displaced after a vehicle fire spread to a Windsor Township home, according to a fire official.

Laurel Volunteer Fire Chief James Pritchard said officials were called to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Chatham Lane about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.

"We got here, the vehicle was fully involved and (the fire) had extended to the house," he said.

The fire spread to the garage, the two bedrooms above it and to some of the attic, Pritchard said.

The owner of the home was present when the fire started and called 911 to report the vehicle fire, the chief said.

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Pritchard estimated it took fire officials about 10 to 15 minutes to have the fire under control. The rest of the time firefighters spent doing overhaul and making sure the fire didn't spread elsewhere, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it does not look suspicious, according to the chief. He did not have a damage estimate Tuesday, but he said the damage is repairable.

The chief estimated between 35 and 40 firefighters came to the scene to help. 

The garage door closest to the back of the home had heavy fire damage spreading up to the top of the house. The siding above the other garage door was melted. 

A van parked in front of the garage was heavily damaged. 

No one was injured in the blaze. The Red Cross is assisting the four adults displaced in the fire.

York Area Regional Police are investigating the fire.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser


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