Overnight fire in York County gutted Horn Farm Center


HELLAM TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — Firefighters worked Monday night into Tuesday battling a huge blaze in York County, which officials speculate was caused by a lightning strike.

Dispatchers tell abc27 crews were called to the 4900 block of Horn Road in Hellam Township around 9 p.m. Monday. The fire gutted the much-loved Horn Farm Center.

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Horn Farm Center executive director Alexis Campbell said she does not yet have an official estimate of the total monetary cost, but the impact of the fire is still clear.

The center said the fire destroyed two floors of the three-story historic farmhouse that served as its office building. They said most of its important documents and office equipment survived, though.

They did not say whether anyone was injured or if anyone was inside.

York County owns the 168-acre farm and leases it to the Horn Farm Center, which is an organization that started a couple of decades ago to save the land from industrial development. The organization’s mission is restorative ecological education.

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