Fire erupts at W. Earl painting business BY JENNIFER TODD, Staff Writer
Weekend fires damaged two homes, a business and a boat club.
On Sunday, a malfunctioning wood stove sparked a blaze that caused about $35,000 in damage to a painting business at 516 S. Farmersville Road in West Earl Township.
The blaze was reported around 12:45 p.m. Crews arrived to find one end of a 30-by-60-foot structure in flames, according to Farmersville fire Chief Earl Good.
He said firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control. Goats that were kept in the opposite end of the building were retrieved from the structure unhurt, Good added.
n In the early morning hours Sunday, two homes were damaged by fire in the northern part of the county.
A wood stove also was to blame for a two-alarm blaze that broke out around 12:20 a.m. at a home at 5 Pool Circle in Elizabeth Township, according to a state police fire marshal.
The fire marshal said the stove pipe ignited the ceiling and surrounding materials.
The occupants woke up and smelled smoke and were able to escape. State police said they weren't injured.
The fire marshal estimated damage at $65,000. Crews from seven area fire companies responded to the scene.
n In West Cocalico Township, a 1 a.m. blaze damaged a mobile home at 6 Locustwood Drive.
The fire, which reportedly involved the kitchen of the home, was brought under control in about 25 minutes.
n In York County, fire destroyed the Lake View Power Boat Club near Long Level in Wrightsville.
According to media reports, no one was inside when the fire broke out just before 9 p.m. Saturday.
About 50 firefighters battled the blaze for nearly 45 minutes, according to the York Daily Record.
The cause was being investigated by a state police fire marshal.