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Bret Michaels' childhood home destroyed in fire

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 28, 2016 3:17 AM
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Bret Michaels and Idol finalist Casey James perform. Vince Bucci/Fox

(Mechanicsburg) -- A fire has destroyed a Cumberland County home where Poison lead singer Bret Michaels once lived as a child.

Upper Allen Township Fire Chief Jim Salter says firefighters had trouble battling the Mechanicsburg fire Wednesday afternoon because nearby fire hydrants were buried in snow.

Five children and two adults were able to escape safely.

Salter says one family member was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

An official with Bret Michaels Entertainment tells The Sentinel of Carlisle the home was one of the singer's childhood homes.

He lived there between the ages of six and 17.

Firefighters say a cooking accident is thought to have ignited the blaze at the ranch-style home.

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