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Multi-alarm fire damages apartment complex in Ephrata

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 27 2013 11:27:41 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 27 2013 05:06:48 PM CST

A multi-alarm fire caused extensive damage to an apartment complex in Lancaster County on Friday.

EPHRATA, Pa. -

A multi-alarm fire caused extensive damage to an apartment complex in Lancaster County on Friday.

The fire started shortly before 7:30 a.m. Friday when a maintenance worker was trying to ignite a pilot light inside the complex in the 800 block of Dawn Avenue in Ephrata, officials said.

Surrounding streets were closed as firefighters battled intense flames and smoke, as well as below-freezing temperatures and snow on the ground.

The fire heavily damaged much of the building, which contains multiple apartments.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.