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One displaced in York Township fire

Christopher Dornblaser
505-5436/@YDDornblaser

A fire at a York Township home displaced a woman Thursday afternoon, according to a fire official.

Yoe Fire Co. Lt. Adam Friend said the fire in the 100 block of Jonathan Way damaged the deck and adjoining rooms.

Friend said the fire, which was called in  about 2:30 p.m., started on the outside and spread to the rooms. The damage was contained to the one side of the duplex and displaced the woman who lived there.

Fire officials responded to a fire at 102 Jonathan Way in York Township Thursday afternoon. Photo courtesty York Township Fire Department.

The other side of the duplex was unaffected, Friend said.

Fire: Flames were visible when crews arrived.

“There was a fully involved fire in the front corner of the home,” he said.

He estimated it took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.

"We had crews come in rather quickly and distinguish the fire," he said.

The lieutenant said fire officials spent about 30 minutes doing overhaul on the house and opened walls to make sure the fire didn't spread. He estimated damage at $65,000.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said.

“It does appear to be accidental in nature,” Friend added.

Called in: Initially the call came in as a fire with entrapment, but that ended up not being the case.

Fire officials responded to a fire at 102 Jonathan Way in York Township Thursday afternoon. Photo courtesty York Township Fire Department.

“Because there was a vehicle still in the driveway, some concerned neighbors thought the homeowner might have been there," he said.

Friend said the woman was out with her son at the time and was not inside the home during the fire.

In addition to Yoe, firefighters from Dallastown, Felton, Red Lion, York Township and York Area United Fire and Rescue assisted in putting out the fire.

Friend estimated between 30 and 40 firefighters responded.

Second call: Crews were called back to the scene around 6 p.m., according to York County 911's webcad.

However, fire officials did not stay at the scene long. A fire official from Yoe could not be reached for details on the second call Thursday evening.

The Red Cross is assisting the woman who was displaced by the fire.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.