Family of 7 loses home to fire

A York County couple and their five children lost their Newberry Township home to a fire Thursday morning.

The fire at around 6:30 a.m. gutted Larry and Jessica Umphred's mobile home along Ridge Road and destroyed everything inside it, according to Jessica's mother, Susan Ditzler.

The couple and their children, ages 1-13, were not injured. Their three dogs also escaped harm.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

The American Red Cross was working with the family to find temporary housing, and to provide food and other basic needs.

A family friend has agreed to care for the pets.

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