Six apartments, 24 people impacted by fire in Pequea Township

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Pequea Township, Lancaster County -- West Willow Fire Co. Fire Chief Jason Topper confirmed that four apartments were fully-involved Thursday in a fire, which started on the back porch of one of the units. Two other adjacent apartments had water damage.

The fire spread quickly in a shared attic space, he said. Wind played a role, as well as the units not having a sprinkler system in the attic.

The fire began around 12:37 p.m. at the Willow Run Apartments on Utley Place near Rollins Lance. A firefighter first to the scene had to be taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, Topper said. The fire marshal is investigating the cause.

There were no other reported injuries.