York City Firefighters were called to the 400 block of South Queen Street for a structure fire shortly before 1 pm.
Engine 1 arrived within a minute and reported heavy smoke and a working fire. They also relayed a report of possible entrapment given by a civilian upon their arrival.
The fire appeared to have started in the end unit of a row of four 2 1/2 story wood frame homes. Flames spread rapidly as initial crews attempted a search of the apartments. Conditions worsened rapidly as the fire extended and command called for the firefighters to evacuate the building. After all firefighters were accounted for a defensive posture was established.
The fire eventually consumed 432, 434, 436, and 438 South Queen St. before being extinguished. There as one minor injury to a firefighter who was transported to the hospital but later returned to the scene. The fire went to 3 alarms bringing units from Spring Garden, Manchester and West Manchester Townships as well as North and West York Boros.
This was the second multi alarm fire of the day. An earlier 2 alarm fire burned out the Women's Club of York at around 4 am.
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