Firefighters battle flames, heat in York County
|By Ted Czech, York Daily Record, Pa.|
In the first fire, flames broke out inside a
The second fire later that morning saw a backfiring car that was started inside a garage lead to a fire that consumed three vehicles, the garage, and part of the home in
Both fires were ruled accidental. Two people were displaced in the first fire and one in the second, officials said.
In both blazes, firefighters not only sought to extinguish the fires, but to keep themselves cool amidst the punishing heat.
"When you've got that gear on, it's even hotter,"
Three firefighters were treated at the scene of the
Because the mobile home was engulfed in flames, firefighters did not enter it, but worked to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading further, he said.
"They just had a new furnace installed," Dehoff said. "He heard some popping noises and the next thing he knew, the whole ceiling was on fire."
The man's wife had left before the fire started, Timko said. The man was not injured in the fire, he said.
About three hours later, firefighters responded to a fire at a home at
Firefighters battled the fire on several fronts, because flames had consumed two cars and a pickup truck inside the garage, the garage itself and part of the house.
Madezelan said later on Tuesday the homeowner had started up the pickup truck inside the garage and noticed it was "running rough."
"All of a sudden, there was a big flash of fire from under the hood," Madzelan said, "Then he saw fire running up the side of the wall."
The homeowner, who was the sole occupant of the home, was treated at the scene for stress related to the fire, and was then seen by members of the
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