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(Courtesy York County Department of Fire and Life Safety)
(Courtesy York County Department of Fire and Life Safety)

York County first responders extinguished a fire at the Yorktown branch of the York County Public Library Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from York County Fire and Life Safety.

Shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, crews responded to a fire in a bathroom within the library, 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway.

Upon the arrival of fire and rescue units, crews found smoke inside of the building and the incident was upgraded to a structure fire response, the release stated.

Damage was minimal and limited to the bathroom. It did not affect the structure itself, although additional smoke damage occurred in nearby areas, the release stated.

The library was closed following the fire and will re-open when the fire area has been cleaned and returned to normal, the release stated.

The cause and specific origin of the fire is under investigation.