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An electrical fire at a row home in the 200 block of Walnut Street caused $60,000 in damage on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Photo courtesy of York City Fire Department.

Four people were displaced when an electrical fire damaged the back of their row home in York City on Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire official.

York City Fire Chief Chad Deardorff said crews were called to the home in the 200 block of Walnut Street about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.

“We had a heavy smoke condition and visible fire out the rear side of the building," he said.

The chief said the department received multiple calls about the fire.

About 15 firefighters from York City, West York and York Area United Fire and Rescue had the fire under control in about 20 minutes, according to Deardorff.

The damage was confined to the rear of the home, he said. One resident was hospitalized to be evaluated for possible smoke inhalation, according to the chief.

Deardorff said the blaze was an electrical fire that caused $60,000 in damage. 

Crews cleared the scene about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

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