Flat screen TV blamed for Pennsylvania house fire

Courtesy: Lancaster Township Fire Department

An early Sunday morning fire is being blamed on a flat screen TV.

A man in the 1000 block of Sterling Place in Lancaster had gone to bed around 4:00am, and left a flat screen TV on and playing music. A timer was set to turn the TV off after an hour.

Instead, the man woke up to the TV on fire on a table at the foot of the bed.

Smoke alarms woke two people upstairs, and one was able to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher.

When Lancaster Township Fire Department arrived, the fire was out but the home's basement was still smoky.

A man was taken via private vehicle to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

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