A fatal blaze in the Antioch community Friday evening turned out to be the first of five house fires over four days that displaced at least 17 residents.
Lancaster County Fire Marshall Stephen Blackwelder said it was “a fluke” to have so many fires in such a short time span. None were related to each other, and all are believed to have had “legitimate” causes, he said.
“It was just our week to have it handed to us,” Blackwelder said. “It’s cyclical. We’ll go for weeks without anything.