Laundry on cooktop suspected in fire

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Investigators believe a basket of laundry left on a hot cooking top started a fire in a Lancaster home this morning.

The fire started at around 10:20 a.m. in the 200 block of N. Reservoir Street.

Police Sgt. Richard Cosmore told Lancaster Online that a man in the home put a
basket of laundry on the hot cooking top and went
upstairs, then returned to find the fire had already spread to a wall.

The man was able to escape the home by crawling onto a roof, the newspaper reported.

 

On the Web: http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/man-saved-from-roof-in-lancaster-city-alarm-fire/article_47596a58-89c9-11e3-a531-001a4bcf6878.html#.Uup944OshTo

 

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