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Firefighter injured in blaze at Franklin Twp. home

Fire destroyed a home in Franklin Twp. on Nov. 12, 2018.
(Photo by Curt Werner)

One firefighter was injured while responding to a two-alarm house fire in Franklin Township the evening of Monday, Nov. 12.

The fire broke out about 5:15 p.m. at a house that sits on the tail end of Miller Street, just past Furman Road.

Firefighters battle a blaze that destroyed a Franklin Twp. house on Nov. 12, 2018.
(Photo by Curt Werner)

Fire Chief Scott McClintock of Northern York County Fire Rescue said the firefighter injured his ankle and was transported to the hospital for treatment. 

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, McClintock said the firefighter, who was with Upper Allen Township Fire Department, had since been released from Harrisburg Hospital. 

McClintock said no one was in the home at the time of the fire.

Fire: McClintock said crews arrived to find the house ablaze.

"When we got there it was 75 percent involved," he said.

He estimated about 50 firefighters helped fight the fire.

McClintock said it took crews about 30 minutes to have the fire under control. He said the home was a total loss, and he estimated the damage at between $50,000 and $60,000.

“There was very little at the house as far as belongings,” McClintock said. 

Other than the firefighter, no one else was injured, he said.

The home was a mobile home with an addition, he said. The fire started in the rear of the structure, according to the chief.

Northern York County Regional Police Deputy Chief David Lash said Tuesday afternoon that the cause of the fire is under investigation.

He said it is his understanding that no one lived in the home at the time of the fire.

Other fire companies assisted in the fire, including Monaghan Township, Wellsville, Upper Allen, Monroe, York Springs, Carlisle, New Kingstown, Heidlersberg, Mount Holly and Paxtang.