Fire destroys northern Lancaster County home

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Fire destroys a home in northern Lancaster County. The fire began at about at about 4:10 pm in the 1600 block of Reading Road in Brecknock Township near the Berks County line. The first fire crews on the scene reported the home at the end of a long lane engulfed in heavy smoke and flames.  The fire quickly went to two alarms.  Some of the responding units came in from Berks County.

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A family of four and their pets noticed smoke and escaped the burning rental home. The fire reportedly started on the porch and quickly spread to the home. .  A State Police Fire Marshal is investigating.