Three people are hurt, including a Lancaster County firefighter during an early morning house fire in Mount Joy Township. The flames broke out around 2:30 at 692 Cassell Road, sending the five people inside scurrying for safety.
Two of the five people were treated for smoke inhalation and the firefighter was treated for a cut to the face. The house appears to be a total loss.
The original call came out for a family trapped inside the burning home. The fire chief says that always puts first responders on high alert.
“It kind of gets you sick to your stomach to know that somebody could possibly be trapped inside. Everybody comes out a little bit more excited, a little bit more amped up and ready to do their job and they go to work and do what they are going to do very well,” said Assistant Chief Jeremy Shaffner, Friendship Fire and Hose.
The PSP Fire Marshall is conducting an investigation but it does not appear that the fire is suspicious in nature.
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