Downed Power Lines Ignite PA House Fire

11/01/2013
From http://lancasteronline.com: By Ryan Robinson Manheim (PA) - Wind blew over a utility pole, and the downed power line ignited a fire that destroyed a home in Manheim Friday morning, an official reported. The fire broke out at 2 a.m. at a one-story home at 210 S. Main Street, said Manheim Fire Company Deputy Chief Daniel Wagner. The approximately 900-square-foot home was unoccupied. A Witman Auctioneers sign posted by the home said it was sold at a public auction. A neighbor saw the fire and tried to put it out with a garden hose, Wagner said. The man burned his hands during the effort and was transported to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment. The wind broke the pole just abov...

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