A fire early Thursday morning in York City destroyed two garages and damaged a warehouse and another garage, according to a fire official.

York City Fire Chief David Michaels said the fire in the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday, July 12, caused about $75,000 in damage.

The cause, he said Thursday morning, is undetermined.

Michaels said the fire was reported just before 5 a.m., and when crews arrived, the fire was well-involved.

“We were getting multiple calls in from neighbors in the area," the chief said.

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The fire destroyed two garages that were attached to each other. A third neighboring garage, which was not attached, was damaged but not destroyed by the fire, he said.

“It’s burnt along the roof line," he said.

The garages are detached and behind the homes, according to the chief.

Because the fire was so strong when they arrived, Michaels said there was potential for the fire to spread to the homes. While the fire spread to a nearby warehouse, it did not significantly damage any nearby houses, according to the chief.

Only three homes were affected by the fire, he said, and those homes only sustained heat damage to their siding.

Michaels said the damage to the warehouse is minimal.

“We were able to contain the fire before it spread further into the warehouse," he said.

Two vehicles outside the garages were also destroyed, according to the chief.

Michaels estimated it took about 20 minutes for fire crews to have the blaze under control. No one was injured in the fire.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.


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