Three displaced by Spring Garden Twp. house fire
A house fire in Spring Garden Township has displaced three adults, according to an American Red Cross spokeswoman.
Fire crews were called to a home in the 600 block of Windsor Street, at the intersection of Ridge Avenue, at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, according to York Area United Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief John Woods.
He said flames were coming out the front of the home when firefighters arrived.
"It was well-involved," he said, adding no one was hurt.
Despite that, firefighters had the blaze under control in about 5 minutes, according to the battalion chief.
"They mounted a very aggressive interior fire attack ... with two hand lines," Woods said. "It was very smooth, a good operation. These guys practice their craft every day."
YAUFR crews took about an hour to make sure the fire was fully extinguished, checking for hot spots and extension, according to Woods.
He described damage to the home as extensive. A damage estimate wasn't immediately available Wednesday afternoon.
The cause of the blaze remains undetermined, but Woods said York County Detective Donald Hopple Jr. is investigating.
Hopple, a retired York Area Regional Police officer and former fire chief, serves as York County's fire inspector.
The blaze started in the front of the home, according to Woods.
An unattached home next door sustained about $5,000 in exterior damage from the heat and flames, Woods said, but the resident there chose to remain in his home.
Lisa Landis, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross' Greater Pennsylvania Region chapter, said the agency is assisting three adults displaced by the blaze.
They were given funds to help them with food, lodging, clothing and other immediate needs, Landis said. The three displaced residents also were given Red Cross comfort kits, which contain toiletries and other hygiene items, she said.
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