Trash fire embers spark housefire

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LANCASTER COUNTY, PA (WPMT) Embers from burning trash spark a two alarm fire that heavily damaged a Lancaster County home. The broke out at about 4:40 pm Wednesday afternoon at 17 Martin Lane in Strasburg Township.

The first firefighters to arrive on the scene reported the second floor of the home engulfed in flames.  A second alarm was called for water tankers to help battle the blaze.   Embers from a trash fire near the house is blamed for accidentally starting the fire on the roof.  The fire was under control in less than half an hour.

A couple living in the home and the family dog escaped unharmed. Damage to the home and contents is estimated at about $300,000.