Firefighters save children from West York fire

Firefighters saved two children from a fire in West York on Friday afternoon.

York City Fire Chief Chad Deardorff said West York firefighters arrived at a multi-family home in the first block of North Seward Street and found two young children calling for help from the second floor.

"On arrival we had fire out the third floor window," the chief said.

West York firefighters used a ladder truck to remove the two children, according to Deardorff, who said the two were taken by ambulance to York Hospital as a precaution.

West York Police, which is investigating the fire jointly with the West York Fire Department, said the children's grandmother was found on the third floor and rescued. 

Police Chief Matt Millsaps said she suffered burns in the fire. 

She was taken to York Hospital as well, according to police. A dog was saved as well.

Crews responded to a fire in the first block of North Seward Street Friday, May 31. Christopher Dornblaser photo.

Two adults on the first floor escaped the fire without injury.

The fire was reported at noon Friday, according to York County 911.

Deardorff said he had command over the fire, which was in West York, because he was first to arrive at the scene.

It took 10 minutes for crews to have control of the fire, which was contained to the third floor, he said.

The rest of the home is habitable. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Crews remained on scene about 1 p.m. Friday. 

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to include that the children's grandmother was in the home during the fire as well.