Two dead, one in critical condition after Shrewsbury Township fire

YORK COUNTY, Pa.-- Two women are dead and another is injured after an early Friday morning fire in Shrewsbury Township.

The deceased individuals have been identified as 58-year-old Melody Waltermeyer and 47-year-old Brenda Neal, according to the York County Coroner's Office. Waltermeyer lived at the residence, located in the first block of Foundry Road, while Neal was visiting from Hampstead, Maryland, the coroner's office adds.

Authorities say Waltermeyer and Neal were trapped inside the basement after re-entering the home to attempt to save a pet.

The third woman is in critical condition in a hospital's burn unit. She reportedly attempted to re-enter the home as well, but firefighters had to hold her back.

Crews found a dead cat inside the home, which is presumably the pet that was attempted to be saved.

It is unknown what caused the fire at this time.

The Fire Marshal is on the scene investigating the blaze.