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Chief: 14 displaced in York City fire

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

Fourteen people were displaced by a fire on Wallace Street in York City on Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded shortly after 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, to reports of flames on the third floor of a duplex on the 600 block of Wallace Street, according to Fire Chief David Michaels.

York Area United firefighters retract the bucket of their ladder truck after helping extinguish a blaze in a home on the 600 block of Wallace Street, Sunday, April 8, 2018.  John A. Pavoncello photo

Fire officials determined the fire was caused by a child playing with a lighter on the third floor of the duplex. It was contained to that floor and extinguished within 15 minutes, according to Michaels.

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Four adults and six children from 698 Wallace St. and two adults and two children from 696 Wallace St. were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the American Red Cross, according to Michaels.

No one was injured from the fire, he said.

Michaels placed damages to the property at $75,000.