DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A Derry Township home was engulfed in flames on Monday evening, destroying the structure. The Hershey Volunteer Fire Company and surrounding fire units responded to the area.
Fire teams responded to the home, located on the 200 block of Dunham Drive in Derry Township, at 9:02 p.m. after receiving calls.
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Hershey Volunteer Fire Company PIO David Sassaman said all four sides of the building were on fire when the first crews arrived.
A hydrant connected to a tanker truck and three aerial towers were used to extinguish the flames, according to Sassaman.
Firefighters also battled 21 “spot fires” that were contained with no damage to neighboring homes.
As of 11:02 p.m., a majority of the fire has been put out, but fire crews remained on scene until 1 am. on Tuesday. Nine fire companies and more than 75 firefighters responded to the scene.
According to the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department, the fire is under investigation and the loss is estimated at $1.7 million.