YORK COUNTY, Pa.- Firefighters find themselves battling two unrelated fires at about the same time Tuesday evening in North Codorus Township.
The first fire was reported at 5:35 pm in the 3000 block of Mackenzie Lane. A police officer and a firefighter, who lived nearby, responded and found heavy smoke coming from the home. They located the source of the fire with the homeowner by the stove in the kitchen. The off duty police officer and firefighter used several fire extinguishers from their vehicles to slow the flames until fire equipment arrived. Both are credited for acting quickly and preventing greater damage. There were no injuries reported.
At about the same times, fire crews and police responded to the 2200 block of Stoverstown Road where a large tractor, just off the roadway, was engulfed in flames. The owner had just left the piece of equipment after it was being used. When he returned a short time later he discovered the tractor in flames.
It is believed that the cause of the fire was simply a malfunction of the equipment. The tractor was a total loss. No injuries were reported to the firefighters or the owner.
North Codorus Fire firefighters were assisted by a several other area fire companies