Laundry on cooktop suspected in fire

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.


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