Families displaced after townhouse fire in Derry Township


HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) — Five homes were damaged by a fire in Derry Township early Monday.

Hershey Fire Department spokesman David Sassaman said one of the homes in the 1100 block of Draymore Court collapsed. He said two homes were heavily damaged and two others had significant damage.

All residents escaped safely and no injuries were reported.

It was not immediately clear how many people were displaced. Sassaman said it will be a long time before affected residents can return.

About 100 firefighters were called to the scene after the blaze started around 4:30 a.m.

The cause is still under investigation. Sassaman said it appears to be accidental.

Embers ignited a nearby house and caused some damage, but no residents there were displaced.

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