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Service dog who ran away during Heidelberg Twp. fire reunited with owners

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
According to York County 911, the structure fire was reported around 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Jacobs Mill Road in Heidelberg Township.

A Heidelberg Township couple whose service dog ran away as their house was being destroyed by fire Thursday morning has been found safe.

The Great Dane named Caleb was reunited with his owners, WGAL-TV reported.

Porters Fire Co. Chief Scott Rabenstine, whose department was on scene for nearly five hours, said five dogs overall got out of the house safely.

He said 10 different fire companies assisted in putting out the two-alarm blaze near Hanover.

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According to York County 911, the structure fire was reported about 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Jacobs Mill Road.

Rabenstine said the house is a total loss. He said no cause has been determined and he didn't have a damage estimate.

“We still have some investigating to do ourselves,” he said. “We just know (the fire) started in the left corner of the house and that’s all we know for sure.

“It was pretty much fully involved when we got there.”

Rabenstine said the American Red Cross is assisting the two displaced people.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.