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Fayetteville fire displaces family

April 20, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. — A Fayetteville resident was taken to the hospital and a family pet is believed to have died Saturday after a fire destroyed a two-story home, displacing its four residents, according to fire officials. 

The Fayetteville Fire Department responded Saturday at 1:58 p.m. to the fire at 8202 Lincoln Way East.

One person was taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Captain Brady Bumbaugh, commanding officer at the scene, said winds between 10 and 15 mph increased the fire, which crews initially attempted to fight from inside the house.

“It was just completely unsafe for our guys,” Bumbaugh said. 

Crews continued to fight the fire externally and were on scene until about 6 p.m., he said.

One of the family’s dogs that the homeowner believed was in the house at the time of the fire was missing and believed to have died in the blaze, firefighter Cole Bumbaugh said.

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Crews were not able to recover the dog after the fire was put out as the gutted structure’s interior remained unstable, Cole Bumbaugh said.  

While crews were on scene, roads were closed from Anthony Highway to the intersection of Pa. 233, Pa. 234 and U.S. 30, he said.

A Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal was investigating the cause of the fire, Bumbaugh said.

The American Red Cross had been contacted to offer assistance to the four residents who were displaced, Bumbaugh said Saturday night.

Additional responders included Franklin Fire Company, Franklin County Air Unit, Letterkenny Army Depot Fire Department, Mont Alto Fire Company, Marion Fire Company, New Franklin Fire Department, Franklin Fire Company, West End Fire and Rescue, Waynesboro Fire Department, Rescue Hose Company of Greencastle, South Mountain Fire Company, Cashtown Fire Company, Buchanan Valley Fire Company and two additional Adams County fire companies.

— Holly Shok

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