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Fire destroys Pa. home

August 07, 2005|By Tara Reilly

A fire in Franklin County, Pa., destroyed a house on Claylick Road Friday night, a fire official said Saturday.

"All occupants escaped without injury," said Mike Churchey, deputy fire chief of Mercersburg Montgomery Warren and Peters Fire Department.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 11606 Claylick Road home in Montgomery Township, Pa., about 8:30 p.m.

Churchey said the fire was under control in about 90 minutes to two hours. Crews were finished at the scene about 2:30 a.m.

Churchey said the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal's Office was investigating the fire. He said he didn't know the cause of the fire or where it started, but that the house received significant damage.

"It's unlivable," he said. "It was gutted."

Churchey said he didn't know how many people lived in the house. The American Red Cross was called to assist the occupants, he said.

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The St. Thomas, Greencastle, McConnellsburg, Marion, Waynesboro, Chambersburg, Maugansville, Clear Spring and Long Meadow fire departments and the Washington County Rehab Unit assisted at the scene, Churchey said.

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