YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Investigators say a carelessly discarded cigarette started a fire Saturday afternoon that damaged two homes in York.
The fire broke out around 3 p.m. on the 300 block of East Maple Street.
Eight people were displaced but were able to get out of the homes safely.
Firefighters also rescued two dogs. A litter of six puppies, however, did not survive.
One firefighter was taken to a hospital for an injured knee. Dispatchers said the firefighter fell outside of the homes.
The fire caused roughly $140,000 in damage. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist those displaced.