One person dies in major York City fire: coroner

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

A person has died in a major structure fire in York City, the York County Coroner's Office said.

The coroner was dispatched late Friday night for a fatality in the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue, according to a release.

"We have no other confirmation/information at this time as we wait to gain safe access," the coroner said.

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Firefighters battled a blaze in the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue in York City. Dec. 4, 2021

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A structure fire with an entrapment was reported shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, according to York County 911.

More than two dozen fire vehicles responded to battle the blaze. The Red Cross also responded. 

The fire was in a row house and appears to have spread to multiple units. Dec. 4, 2021

First responders were still on the scene just before midnight. The fire was in a row house and appeared to have spread to multiple units.

York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services reported in a Facebook post that four houses were involved.

Dozens of people were gathered outside as firefighters worked to knockout the flames.

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