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Fire damages East Manchester home, destroys garage

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No one was seriously injured when a fire this morning destroyed the attached garage of a York County home and three vehicles inside it.

The fire in the 400 block of Park Street in East Manchester Township started around 10 a.m. while the home owner was trying to start a car in the garage.

Battalion Chief Joe Madzelan of York Area United Fire and Rescue said the car apparently had some type of mechanical problem and may have backfired.

The resulting fire burned through the garage roof and damaged the exterior wall and attic of the home, which has smoke and water damage and is uninhabitable until repairs are made.

The home owner and three firefighters were evaluated on-scene by emergency responders, but no one required hospital care.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents with their immediate needs.

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