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Coroner called to 4-alarm Lancaster City fire

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 18, 2013 10:25 AM
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(Lancaster) -- Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a coroner has been sent to the scene of a four-alarm fire where two people were reported unaccounted for and in which two firefighters were injured, one seriously.

Emergency dispatchers said the blaze in Lancaster was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Lt. Ken Wright of the Lancaster City Fire Department says firefighters were searching for a woman and a 6-year-old girl.

He said a man and an 11-year-old boy managed to escape.

Wright said one firefighter was flown to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with burn injuries.

His condition wasn't immediately available.

A second firefighter was treated and released.

Wright said the search for the victims was hampered by the collapse of the second floor onto the first.

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