Family escapes house fire in Mount Joy

A fire ripped through a home in Mount Joy borough, Lancaster County at about 6 am this morning.

It happened on the 700-block of West Main Street.

The family was still sleeping inside, but their 14-year-old son smelled the smoke, and woke everyone up.

The upper floors of the home are destroyed and the homeowners will have to stay with family.

Firefighters believe the cause was electrical.

“My son woke us up, he said ‘There’s a fire in my room,’” says homeowner Jerome Lutz. “And I grabbed my 5-year-old and we ran downstairs, and my wife and I went to the neighbor’s house and stayed there and watched the fireman fight the fire for two hours.”