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Six animals killed in two-alarm fire in Marietta

Updated: Saturday, September 21 2013, 03:27 PM CDT
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In Lancaster County, a home was destroyed during a fire Friday morning.

It broke out on the 600 block of East Market Street in Marietta.

Firefighters say the flames were so bad they had to cut a hole in the roof before they could start working.

“When I arrived and I made entry the whole first floor was involved in fire heading to the second floor,” commented Michael Ebersole, Deputy Fire Chief with the Marietta Fire Company.  “The decision was to cut a hole to get the smoke and heat out so my crew could work.”

No one was home at the time the fire broke out.
Six pets were lost in the fire, only one dog made it out alive.

Firefighters say the cause was accidental, but an investigation is still underway.

The American Red Cross is helping the victims who were displaced by the fire. 

Firefighters on the scene tell CBS 21 no one was home when a two alarm blaze broke out in a home on E. Market Street in Marietta.

The fire was spotted by a passerby who called it in.  Several fire stations responded to find the home engulfed in flames. 

Right now the fire is out and there are no injuries.  The house is damaged and the people who live there are likely displaced.

A fire chief on scene says it's too early to determine what caused the fire.

Crews in Lancaster are on the scene of a 2 alarm blaze in Marietta Borough. 

Lancaster County 911 says the fire is on E. Market Street.  Early reports said there may have been someone trapped in the house.  Dispatch is unable to confirm those reports at this time.

CBS 21 has a crew on the way and we will bring you updates as we get them. Six animals killed in two-alarm fire in Marietta

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