Dover Twp. fire injures, displaces two

An adult and a child were taken to the hospital with burns from a fire that destroyed their Dover Township home, according to officials.

A fire in Dover Township displaced two residents Wednesday, May 23. Photo courtesy of the Southern PA Incident Network

The Dover Township Fire Department said in a news release that crews were sent to the 2800 block of Oakland Road at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, for a report of a fire.

When crews arrived, the fire was "advanced," and the carport, a van and 25 percent of the home were ablaze, according to the release.

The fire was also causing the siding of a neighbor's home to melt, according to the department.

The two who lived there suffered smoke and burn injuries, the release states. The Red Cross identified them as an adult and a child.

The home was determined to be a total loss, with damages estimated at $140,000, the department said. Additionally, a dog perished in the blaze.

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Dover Township fire marshal, state police fire marshal and Northern York County Regional Police are investigating.

The Red Cross is assisting those displaced in the blaze. The organization said it also provided canteening for 38 firefighters on the scene.

No firefighters were injured during the incident.

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