North Codorus Twp. home destroyed in fire

A shell of a residence on Hoke Road in North Codorus Township remains Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, after fire destroyed the home Sunday, Aug. 11. Bill Kalina photo

A home in North Codorus Township was destroyed in a fire Sunday morning.

Township Fire Chief Tim Carr said a 2½-story farmhouse in the 1800 block of Hoke Road was destroyed by a fire that started about 2 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.

On Monday, Aug. 12, the chief said the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the county fire marshal.

Carr said it does not appear that the fire is suspicious.

Two people living in a camper behind the home on the property called the fire in to 911, according to the chief.

The man who lived in the home was out of town when the fire started, Carr said.

The fire was so bad when firefighters arrived that they were unable to get inside the home.

“It was basically an exterior attack," Carr said.

He said the fire could be seen from far away.

Fifty firefighters from six different fire services helped battle the blaze, according to the chief, who said crews had it under control in about 45 minutes.

He said crews were there for a little while longer clearing things up. No one was injured in the blaze.

Carr did not have a damage estimate Monday morning. 

The Red Cross is assisting the man displaced in the fire.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.