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courtesy: Chris Kennedy

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – Upwards to 100 firefighters battle a two alarm fire in eastern Lancaster County. The broke out at about 4:15 pm at a two story home on the 400 block of White Horse Road in Salisbury Township..  The fire was reported by the homeowner, who along with another person, escaped without harm.

courtesy: Chris Kennedy

courtesy: Chris Kennedy

When White Horse Fire Company volunteers arrived on the scene smoke and flames were pouring from the basement windows of the home.  The fire quickly went to two alarms with additional companies from nearby Chester County responding to the scene.  It took about 15 minutes to knock down the flames but not before the home was heavily damaged.

The fire is believed to have started by a gas appliance in the basement.  The cause is under investigation.  No estimate of damage.