Crews control early morning house fire in Gettysburg

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Two adults and two children are being cared for by the Red Cross following a house fire in Adams County.

Officials say the fire started just before 3 a.m. Saturday along the  300 block of East Middle Street in Gettysburg.

Officials say  the residents awoke to the smell of smoke and called the Fire Department.

When fire crews arrived, they found fire in the attic over the bathroom.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire, saving the home from serious damage.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is believed to have been caused by a short in electrical wiring in an attic space above the ceiling in the bathroom.

According to the Gettysburg Fire Department, smoke detectors were in the home but were not operational.