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Early-morning fire in York City displaces 12

Staff report

Twelve people were displaced after a fire in a vacant row house in York City early Tuesday morning.

York City firefighters responded to a four-alarm fire in the 100 block of East Philadelphia Street at 3:56 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The fire originated in a vacant house on the block and affected the residences on either side, displacing nine adults and three children and causing damage to their homes, York City Fire Chief David Michaels said.

East Philadelphia Street was closed from Queen to Duke streets until about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

"No injuries were reported to civilians or firefighters," Michaels said. 

The cause of the fire is suspicious, and the department plans to follow up with York City Police, he said.