Codorus Township woman dies when home collapses on her

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Firefighters spent Monday night into Tuesday morning, fighting flames at a home on Sticks Road, in Glen Rock.  They were focused on a search for a woman who was found beneath the rubble.

Around 8:30 Monday night, neighbors along Sticks Road, in Glen Rock, heard a number of explosions coming from a home that’s now nothing more than a foundation.

Glen Rock assistant fire chief, Ron McCullough says, “We were told there’s possibly a body and so you have to go through everything until you find it.”

McCullough says manpower from around York County searched the single family home until they found a woman who was unaccounted for.

McCullough says, “It took a while, the whole structure was collapsed down on top of the body.”

McCullough says the woman had a propane delivery Monday afternoon to heat her home.  Although it’s not confirmed, McCullough says it’s very possible a propane leak could have caused a major explosion.

McCullough says, “It’s hazardous gas and when it builds up, it will blow.”

Pennsylvania State police and fire marshals are investigation the cause of the fire.