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Raging fire destroys Landenberg home

07/18/2016 02:47PM ● By Richard Gaw

By Richard L. Gaw, Staff Writer

A fire that engulfed a home on Indiantown Road in Landenberg sent large black plumes over the White Clay Creek Preserve late Sunday afternoon and drew more than 100 volunteer firefighters from Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania to battle the blaze, which was eventually contained. There were no injuries reported.

There was, however, one life saved. Steve Brown, a volunteer firefighter with the Union Fire Company No. 1 in Oxford, entered into the home's basement and rescued a cat who was soaked from the water from fire extinguishers. After the cat was taken outside, Station 23 in Avondale treated it with oxygen, and then dried the animal off.

Stay tuned to the Chester County Press website for more details when they become available.

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All photos courtesy of Brandon Cole

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