Firefighters injured while battling flames in York County; home is total loss

CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP, York County, Pa.-- Three firefighters were injured while battling a fire at a home in Conewago Township, York County, on Sunday afternoon.

Massive flames burst from the home at 820 Buck Road around 2:30 p.m. Fire crews say the fire initially started on the back porch of the home and quickly spread.

Photos Courtesy: NYCRPD

Fire on 800-block of Buck Road in Conewago Twp., York County. Photos courtesy: NYCRPD

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During the attack, three firefighters on a metal ladder were shocked when electrical lines energized the house. The firefighters were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The home is a total loss; displacing two adults and two children. The family also had two dogs; everyone escaped unharmed.

One of the challenges firefighters faced was the lack of fire hydrants in the area.

Strinestown Fire Chief Frosty Wertz said, "We had to shuttle water and our closest hydrants were out on Lewisberry and Bull Road. So we had to keep shoveling water back and forth. But we did have adequate tankers out on the scene. In fact we never ran out of water. We had water the whole time."

FOX43 is told a fire marshal will be at the scene on Monday to try to determine the cause.