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Mount Joy Fire Injures Firefighter, Displaces Family

A house fire displaced a family of three and burned a firefighter in the 600 block of Union School Road, Mount Joy.

Emergency responders were dispatched at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to the home, where heavy smoke and flames were seen billowing out of the roof.

The residence was a total loss and the cause, yet unknown, is under investigation by a state police fire marshal, according to Chief Matt Gohn of Fire Department Mount Joy.

No estimated damage costs were immediately available.

One firefighter reportedly sustained one or more burns to the arm as dispatchers called for fire crews to evacuate the building.

The firefighter’s condition was not released.

Fire crews evacuated and additional EMS units were called in around 3:45 p.m., according to 911 dispatchers.

A portion of Union School Road was closed temporarily at around 4 p.m.

Crews remained on scene for about three hours, Gohn said.

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