Crime & Courts

York Co. family loses pets in residential fire

A family escaped safely but lost its four pets in a Monday afternoon fire that destroyed a York County home, authorities say.

None of the family members were injured in the blaze, which broke out shortly after 5 p.m. in a mobile home in the 100 block of Whiteside Road in northern York County, not far from the Gaston County line.

Crews from three fire departments responded and brought the blaze under control in about 20 minutes.

Authorities said the family’s dog and three cats died in the fire, which is under investigation by York County authorities. Steve Lyttle