Child suffers burns in Lancaster City rowhouse fire

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A young child suffered burns and smoke inhalation in a Lancaster City rowhome fire.  The fire broke out at about 2:52 Thursday afternoon inside the home near the intersection of Green and South Christian Streets.

The first city fire crew arrived on the scene to smoke pouring from a third floor dormer window.  A second alarm was sounded for additional manpower. The fire, which apparently began in a third floor, was quickly knocked down.

The child was one of the three people who escaped the burning house.  A city fire captain the youngster is expected to be airlifted to a burn unit. The other two fire victims were not injured.

The city Fire Marshal is investigating the exact cause of the fire.

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