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One person dies in York Township house fire

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch

One person died in a residential fire in York Township late Saturday, Nov. 10, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

The York County Coroner's office says one person was found deceased in a residential fire in York Township. The fire occurred Saturday night in the 400 block of Chancellor Road. York Area Regional Police are investigating. Sunday, November 11, 2018. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

York County 911 reported the fire in the 400 block of Chancellor Road at 11:18 p.m. Saturday. Emergency dispatchers reported just before midnight that the fire was out.

The York County Coroner's office said via Twitter on Sunday that the identity of the deceased would be withheld pending the notification of the family.

Police and fire officials did not respond to messages for comment on Sunday. 

Kathy Angert lives across the street from the house that caught fire. She said when she looked outside Saturday night, she could see flames coming through the big front window of the house.

The York County Coroner's office says one person was found deceased in a residential fire in York Township. The fire occurred Saturday night in the 400 block of Chancellor Road. York Area Regional Police are investigating. Sunday, November 11, 2018. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

"I could see firetrucks the whole way up the street and then the whole way down," she said.

Angert said the neighbor who lived there mostly kept to himself and wasn't usually out in the yard.

"It's sad," she said of the death.

Yellow police tape surrounded the property Sunday, Nov. 11. From the outside, the charred front window was the only visible damage.

Tim Wright, of New Jersey, was house-sitting for his daughter over the weekend when the fire broke out. Her house is across the street from the scene of the fire.

Wright said he didn't know much about what happened except that he could see flames coming from the front window of the house and that the fire had a "devastating" outcome.

Wright did say he was impressed with the response from emergency services. He estimated there were a few dozen firefighters on the scene, and he believed they arrived very quickly after the fire was reported.