Police rescue sleeping man from burning house

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Eastern Adams Regional police are being recognized with rescuing a man from his burning home in New Oxford township around midnight Saturday.

Police arrived to the first block of Spruce Lane, and could see the entire roof of the home was on fire and police had reports that a man was trapped in the basement.

Officers Mulder and Fitzpatrick entered the home and found a man sleeping in the basement. They assisted him out of the home before fire crews arrived.

Deputy Fire Chief Tim Tyler of the United Hook and Ladder Company says the house is most likely a complete loss.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


  • Erika Torres

    I believe you have been misinformed about the midnight fire on Saturday in Conewago Township on Spruce lane. My boyfriend was one of the firefighters to go into the building. The man inside was in the basement but he wasn’t sleeping. He was severely intoxicated. The man had no idea his house was on fire. Along with my boyfriend, several other firefighters had to help the man out of his house. So he was not taken out before the fire trucks arrived. And those police officers shouldn’t be called heroes because the firefighters did in fact take him out of the building. I find it unprofessional for you to make such comments about authorities taking the man out of his house before fire trucks arrived. I dont believe authorities would ever go into a burning building. They do not have the proper training to do such a thing. I certainly hope you will make these changes to your story. Thank you for your time.

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