A family has been displaced from their Cecil County home after a fire occurred on Wednesday afternoon.
The State Fire Marshal says crews were called to the home at 36 Horse Lane in Conowingo just before 3:30 p.m. where they found heavy fire that quickly escalated to 2-alarms.
It took 30-firefighters an hour and a half to bring under control. The home and contents are a total loss; the five adults and three children who lived there are being helped by Red Cross.
Investigators believe the cause of the fire was accidental, from discarded smoking material.