Family displaced in York City fire Thursday afternoon

York City firefighters responded to a one-alarm fire Thursday afternoon at a York City residence that destroyed one side of the home.

At 3:56 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, crews arrived in the 700 block of Terrace Road, where York City Fire Chief Chad Deardorff said they saw a fire above the roof line of a two-story home, with heavy black smoke.

The heaviest fire was on the right side, when facing the house — which was devastated by the fire. Firefighters in a cherry picker broke a hole through the roof to ventilate the crawl space, where there had also been a significant fire, Deardorff said.

He said around 4:40 p.m. that the department was "still in the process of extinguishment and overhaul," which would take roughly another hour and a half.

Two adults and a child were displaced following a fire at their home in the 700 block of Terrace Road in York City, Thursday, October 10, 2019.
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Homeowner Sandra Hetrick said she had been washing and drying clothes when she looked over and saw two plugs smoking, but she doesn't know what caused the fire.

"All of a sudden, I was in my kitchen, I looked over 'cause I saw a pop," she said.

Hetrick immediately ran out of the house with her 2-year-old daughter, Arya, she said, adding that her husband was not home at the time.

The family will be displaced for a couple of months at least, Deardorff said.

Fire officials estimated the damage to the building at $125,000.

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