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Two people and their dog were displaced in a house fire in York Township on Sunday, according to fire officials.

Crews were called to the scene on Hill N Dale Drive at 8:30 p.m. and had the fire out in 20 minutes, according to York Township's Goodwill Fire Co. Chief Nate Tracey.

Tracey, who lives only two blocks from the site, said the fire started on the back deck of the house, "possibly from a charcoal grill." The fire spread to the interior of the house, through the living room, dining room and kitchen areas.

Tracey estimated the damage at $100,000 to $150,000.

Initial calls on the fire said someone was trapped inside, but that was not the case, Tracey said. All the residents got out safely, and no one was injured during the fire, he said.

Fire crews from Jacobus, Wrightsville, York Area United, York City and Yoe assisted with the fire.


The American Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania is assisting the two adults displaced by the fire with "funds that will allow them to purchase basic necessities, including lodging," said Red Cross Disaster Program Specialist Allen White.

The Red Cross also provided food to the firefighters responding to the fire, Allen said.

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