Wednesday, October 24, 2007

On this day October 24

October 24, 1981, 10:06 a.m., Witmer Road, Southampton Cumberland. Two men were hunting when they noticed smoke and alerted a neighbor who contacted 911 to report the fire. When firefighters from three companies arrived the one story frame house was well involved. Firefighters had the blaze under control in 30 minutes but remained on the scene until 12:33 p.m. A faulty installed wood stove caused the fire. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies operated at the scene.

I took this photograph before the first engine arrived. This job was shortly after I took a nose dive from a roof I was venting in Newville and was not allowed to fight fire yet.

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