Update, 8:50 a.m.

Six adults and seven children are displaced after a fire damaged a three-unit apartment building around midnight Monday, said York City Fire Chief David Michaels.

Fire crews extinguished the blaze in the 200 block of South Duke Street in about 15 minutes, he said.

At the time of the fire, a lone occupant on the third floor was home but was able to escape safely, Michaels said. A dog was also rescued from the second-floor apartment, he said.

No injuries were reported, and the York-Adams chapter of the American Red Cross was there to assist the families, Michaels said.

The Red Cross is helping five adults and four children who were displaced, providing temporariy housing, clothing and toiletry kits, according to an agency news release.

The Red Cross also provided canteen service to firefighters at the scene, the release states.

A fire marshal was at the scene on Monday morning, but has left the fire's cause undetermined until more people are interviewed, Michaels said.

The bulk of the fire damage was contained to the first-floor apartment, and smoke and heat damage spread throughout the rest of the building, Michaels said. Damages are estimated to total $45,000, he said.

The fire was taken to a second alarm so extra equipment could assist the crews, Michaels said.

Although the fire department's number of people displaced is more than the Red Cross' count of nine, Michaels said the 13 people all claimed to live in the apartment building.


-- Reach Mollie Durkin at mdurkin@yorkdispatch.com.