UPDATE: Overheated laptop caused house fire in Silver Spring Township


SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa (WHTM) — A fire gutted a Cumberland County home on Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire was determined to be an overheated laptop computer in an upstairs bedroom, according to a Facebook post from the Silver Spring Community Fire Co.

As many as two dozen crews responded to a home on Summer Lane in Silver Spring Township which had flames shooting out the windows. The Facebook post states that everyone was out of the building when crews arrived.

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Some neighboring buildings had minor smoke and fire damage, but the Facebook post says that the fire was mostly contained to the room of origin.

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