Friday, October 26, 2007

On this day October 26

October 26, 1987, 4:00 p.m., 9579 Roxbury Road, Lurgan Township. A fire of undetermined origin caused extensive damage to a large 150-year-old 2-1/2-story brick and frame dwelling. Over 75 firefighters from seven companies had the blaze under control in just over one hour but remained on the scene over four hours. Several firefighters were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Firefighting efforts were hampered by a light turn out of manpower on the initial alarm. The fire gained control over the void spaces requiring extensive overhaul. Damages were estimated at $50,000 to $100,000. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies assisted at the scene.

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