Blaze destroys West Cocalico Twp. home
Schoeneck Fire Chief Jeff Hackman said the fire resulted from burning ashes left in a bucket outside the basement of the two story home.
The house at 160 Wollups Hill Road was built in 1976 by the home’s owner Randy Burkholder who lived there with his wife Nancy.
The Burkholders left the home together at about 8:30 a.m. A neighbor who spotted smoke called 911 about 45 minutes later.
Hackman said the fire probably had moved quickly along the wooden deck of the home before the first crew arrived from Schoeneck Fire Company.
He said the crew arrived to find heavy flames throughout most of the home.
Hackman ordered the crew to evacuate the engulfed home when conditions quickly deteriorated. Despite the time of the blaze, about 75 firefighters responded to the Wollups Street home where water access was a challenge., Hackman said.
Seven tanker trucks assisted in transporting water from a fill site on East Queen Street and crews ran out a few times while battling the blaze.
“It wasn’t something that could’ve changed the outcome,” Hackman said. “Unfortunately, (the house) was pretty much gone when we got there.”
Hackman estimated damage to the home at $230,000 and loss of contents at $100,000.
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