Saturday afternoon fire displaces four in Steelton

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STEELTON, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa — A house fire in Steelton leaves four people displaced on Saturday.

According to Steelton Fire Chief, Gene Vance, emergency crews were dispatched to the 600 block of South 2nd Street just after 12:00 p.m. Once on the scene, it took crews about 15-minutes to get the fire under control, but hours until they were able to leave.

Initial reports of the fire involved entrapment, but chief Vance says residents were on their way out as crews arrived.

Damage is estimated at $30,000 for the homes at 602 and 604 South 2nd Street. 602 has heavy fire and water damage and 604 has mostly water damage with some fire damage to the third floor.

A State Police fire marshal is still investigating the cause and where it started, but says it’s not suspicious.

The American Red Cross assisted a total of four adults.