Fire damages historic one room schoolhouse

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YORK COUNTY, Pa. – Sparks from a workman’s grinder apparently started a fire in the roof of an historic one room schoolhouse in the 1800 block of Mill Creek Road, Conewago Township, York County. 911 was alerted at about 2:25 pm.

The family that owns the building tells FOX43 that a worker had been using a grinder to remove some old spouting.

During a break he noticed smoke coming from the roof. The fire spread to the rafters making it difficult to extinguish.  The fire went to a second alarm for more manpower.

The fire was under control in about an hour. Most of the damage to the building, built in the 1700’s, was confined to the roof area. The family uses the building to store antique tractors and cars.