Fires destroy two homes, injure two people in York County

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Firefighters responded about 1 a.m. on Wednesday to a report of a structure fire in Monaghan Township. March 24, 2021.

Fires destroyed two homes and displaced at least two people Wednesday morning in North Codorus and Monaghan townships, according to officials.

Firefighters responded about 4 a.m. Wednesday to a residential fire in the 1000 block of Ginger Lane in North Codorus Township.

"The neighbor noticed the smoke coming from the house, came over, woke up the residence," said Township Fire Chief Tim Carr. "They did assist the one resident out the window, which is probably what led to most of the lacerations that she had."

He said a man and a woman were taken by ambulance to a hospital for their injuries including smoke inhalation, adding the occupants could have suffered fewer injuries if they had smoke detectors to warn them earlier.

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Carr said crews extinguished the fire in less than 30 minutes, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

He said the residents were displaced since there were heavy damage in the living room and smoke and water damage to the rest of the house.

Firefighters battled a blaze in Monaghan Township on Wednesday March 24, 2021.

Monaghan Township: Earlier, about 1 a.m., firefighters responded to another residential fire at a single-family home in Monaghan Township, according to York County 911.

More than a dozen fire engines responded to the first block of Summer Drive for a report of a two-alarm fire, a York County 911 supervisor said.

He said crews extinguished the fire in about an hour, and no one was injured. It's unclear if any occupants were displaced. 

A home and pickup were destroyed during a residential fire in Monaghan Township. March 24, 2021.

— Reach Harper Ho at hho@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @howdyhoharper.