At 5:35 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, a woman on her way to work called 911 to report that the historic Lancaster County Courthouse was on fire. Firefighters who rushed to the scene hoped for the best, but arrived to find the building engulfed in flames.
Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell learned how serious the fire was as he was driving to the scene. He heard firefighters already there ask for more water pressure.
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