East Pennsboro house fire displaces 12

Carlisle/West Shore

ENOLA, Pa. (WHTM) — A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a house fire that displaced 12 people from their homes in East Pennsboro Township, including four children.

The fire started around 3 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of Clay Street and spread to two neighboring houses.

More than 60 firefighters battled the flames and also had to deal with dangerous downed power lines. They were on the scene for several hours.

No one was injured.

Officials said the fire started on the second floor of a corner unit and spread to the attic and first floor of that home.

Michael Mathew told ABC27 he just moved into the house with his friend, Arce Clemmons, a few weeks ago. Mathew said he was watching TV when he heard loud popping and noises and a bang.

Mathew and Clemmons escaped with their two dogs. Their pet gerbil died.

Katie Ziegler was in the house to the left. She said they woke up to their dog barking and a loud popping noise. She said she woke her family and got everyone out.

When we asked if she was upset about anything she lost in the fire, Ziegler said she’s hoping she’ll be able to recover the urn with her mother’s ashes.

This is a developing story. ABC27 News will provide more information as it becomes available.

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