A collection drive is under way for four families who live in a West York apartment building that caught fire on Sunday.

Monetary donations and gift cards for retail stores are being accepted, said Shelley Metzler, the borough's animal officer.

Checks should be made out to BARK (Borough Animal Response Krew) with "West Market Street fire victims" in the memo section.

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the West York borough building, 1700 W. Philadelphia St. until Jan. 31, Metzler said.

The fire happened about 6 p.m. Sunday in the attic of a duplex that houses a number of apartments in the 1600 block of West Market Street.

All told five people -- two adults and three children -- in one apartment were displaced, and other families that live in other apartments were also affected.

The fire caused between $20,000 and $30,000, said fire Chief Ed Washington.

The blaze started when someone put cigarette ashes into a cardboard box that's used as a trash can, the chief said.

-- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.