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Fire causes extensive damage to home in Conewago Township

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Firefighters responded to a blaze in the 300 block of Bowers Bridge Road in Conewago Township on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Photo by Dustin Weese.

Dozens of firefighters extinguished a residential house fire Tuesday night in Conewago Township.

"We got there and found the side of the house was fully involved in fire around the chimney area," said Strinestown Community Fire Co. Chief Frosty Wertz. 

Strinestown Community Fire Co. Chief Frosty Wertz said a home that caught fire on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in Conewago Township had heavy fire damage. Photo by Dustin Weese.

A passerby reported the fire about 9:20 p.m. at the 300 block of Bowers Bridge Road, Wertz said, adding no one was home but the house sustained extensive damage.

No one was injured. Wertz said he believes the homeowners are away, and officials are attempting to contact them.

Firefighters from Strinestown Fire Co. contained a residential fire in Conewago Township on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Photo by Dustin Weese.

"We have not been able to contact anybody yet as far as I know," Wertz said Wednesday.

He said about 30 to 60 firefighters from Strinestown and surrounding stations, including in Manchester, Newberry and York Haven, contained the blaze shortly before 10 p.m. 

Wertz said he will meet with a fire marshal Wednesday to determine the cause of the fire.