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Police: Delivery truck pulled down live wires, started York Twp. house fire

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A passing delivery truck that pulled down electrical wires started a house fire in York Township, police said.

About 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, a box-style truck drove down Sandra Avenue and pulled down overhead wires, according to York Area Regional Police.

Firefighters enter a burning home on Sandra Avenue in York Township after a passing truck pulled down power lines sparking the fire, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

The wires fell onto a home and started a fully involved fire, police said.

No one was hurt, police said.

York Area Regional Police Lt. Ken Schollenberger said firefighters were able to save the majority of the home.

Officers also were able to track down the driver of the delivery truck, he said.

YAUFR Battalion Chief Brett Graham swaps out an air bottle for a firefighter as crews work to douse a house fire on Sandra Avenue in York Township, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

Police at this point don't believe the driver was aware his truck had pulled down live wires, according to Schollenberger, who said the driver is cooperating with investigators.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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