Update: House near Waverly Road

Posted by: Marlenia Thornton

mthornton@klkntv.com

Rural fire departments were very busy Monday afternoon as crews responded to house fire at 9000 Waverly Road.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says a woman and her baby were home at the time when she heard a pop in bedroom located in the southwest part of the home.

That’s when she went to investigate and saw the smoke.

“I got them out of the smoke and there was nothing we can do it. It was too much of a fire,” Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dennis Guthard said.

Officials say the heavy smoke filled the air, which made it hard for crews to see.

The home is located near a very wooded area, which might have helped keep the fire down.

“It was an issue with the smoke, but helped. I think it helped with the fire because of the wind couldn’t get into it and basically fuel it and give it oxygen,” Guthard said.

More than three rural fire departments came to help battle the flames including Waverly, Raymond and Ceresco. Crews says the woman and her child made it out OK, but at least one pet died.

They say the main fire was quickly put out, but the flare ups on top of the home were the biggest issue.

“It is actually didn’t take them very long to get the main fire out ..what they worked on mainly was the hot spots up in the roof,” Guthard said.

The cause of the fire is still investigation. Officials estimate at least $100,000 in damage and say the family won’t be able to return home for a while due to smoke damage .

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By: KLKN Newsroom8@klkntv.com

We’re hearing reports of a house fire near 9000 Waverly Road. 

We’re told the fire started just after 12:00 p.m. Authorities say the woman in residence heard a popping noise, saw smoke, and called 911.

She and her child and pets got out of the home safely, but the woman says the house was completely engulfed in flames.

We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more details as soon as they become available.