SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — Dozens have been displaced after a two-alarm fire damaged a hotel in Swatara Township Friday night.

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The fire started at a Rodeway Inn at 631 Eisenhower Boulevard just after 9:30 p.m. Firefighters say when they first arrived, they were met with heavy fire and smoke.

According to Swatara Fire Chief Mike Ibberson, some people were treated on scene for smoke inhalation. One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was sent to the hospital.

Approximately 75 firefighters responded and fought the blaze. The Dauphin County Fire Investigation Team is looking into how the fire started. No word on a cause just yet.

The American Red Cross says 36 adults and four children have been displaced because of the blaze.

“This is the second major fire in Swatara Township in less than one week,” said Laura Burke, Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross. “Our hearts go out to the dozens of people who lost their homes and belongings. I am so grateful for the Red Crossers working through the holiday weekend to help.”

Anyone in need of Red Cross assistance should call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select option #4 for Disaster Relief. 

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