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5 firefighters taken to the hospital, dozens displaced after 3-alarm fire in York County

Heavy flames, smoke coming from the apartment building fire

RED LION, Pa. — According to fire officials, 5 firefighters were taken to the hospital after a 3 alarm fire in Red Lion Saturday night.

The fire broke out just before midnight in a storage area inside an apartment building on the 100 block of Henrietta Street.

As firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, they found it had spread to the top floor.

Moments later, an explosion of 'super heated gases and fire' took place.

The explosion sent 5 firefighters to the hospital.

At last word, one remains hospitalized.

His or her condition is unknown.

At around 12:13 a.m., the fire escalated to a 2 alarm.

Fire crews evacuated dozens of people, including children from their units.

Fire crews initiated the third alarm shortly after.

Officials called extra manpower to handle the fire.

Firefighters battled the fire for at least 2 hours before putting it out around 1:30 a.m.

Red Cross assisted 25 adults and 10 children who were displaced, according to a tweet.

Red Cross provided immediate financial support and shelter to those impacted.

An investigation is ongoing by the State Police Fire Marshall.