Fire damages home in Ephrata

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Multiple fire companies battle a fire that displaced a Lancaster County family.  No one was at home when the fire broke out at about 6:30 pm this evening the home in the first block of N. Church Street in Ephrata Borough.

The first crews to arrive on the scene reported smoke and flames pouring from the second floor.  Several pets in the house escaped without hurt.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.