A Lower Windsor Township mobile-home fire Thursday night left a woman homeless and killed one of her pets.

Firefighters from Craley's Community Fire Co. were called to the home in the 400 block of Pleasant Hill Road just before 10:40 p.m. and found flames engulfing about 75 percent of the trailer, Community Fire Co. Chief Jesse Frantz said.

Crews knocked back flames from the outside until it was safe to send in firefighters.

"We had pets inside, so we went in and grabbed them from one of the bedrooms," Frantz said.

The woman's dog survived and was rushed to a local veterinarian, according to the chief.

Despite CPR efforts, the cat died, he said.

Resident not hurt: The homeowner was outside and unhurt when crews arrived, Frantz said, and no firefighters were injured battling the blaze.

Crews extinguished the fire in 20 or 25 minutes, he said.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated by a state police fire marshal, but the fire is not considered suspicious, according to Frantz.

The trailer is a total loss, he said; a damage estimate has not yet been determined.

Firefighters from Wrightsville, Yorkana, East Prospect, New Bridgeville, Red Lion and Dallastown helped fight the fire, he said.

The York-Adams Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping the woman with food, clothing and shelter, as well as any follow-up needs, according to a Red Cross press release.


To help victims of fire, make donations at redcross.org, or send contributions to the York-Adams chapter, 724 S. George St., York 17401.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.