Fire destroys Cumberland County home

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  • Published: 01/24/2021 08:58 AM

No one was injured, but a home was completely destroyed in a Saturday-night fire in Cumberland County. The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. on the first block of Appalachian Trail Road in South Middleton Township. Citizens Fire Company No. 1 Chief Tim Yingst said when crews arrived, the majority of the house was on fire with flames shooting out of the windows and roof. The home was a trailer with additions built around it. At one point while fighting the fire, the roof of a two-story addition began to collapse, prompting an evacuation. Firefighters continued to attack the blaze, though, Yingst said, and they had it under control after about an hour. Crews were called out again early Sunday to take care of a small rekindling of the fire. Yingst said two people have been displaced and the home is a total loss.


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