Tuesday, October 30, 2007

On this day October 30

October 30, 1954, 9:00 p.m. Shippensburg R.R.1, during this time period they did not give street address instead they gave it out as a Rural Route number. The fire may possibly have been in the area of Middle Spring because it was located at the Witter farm and the firemen obtained their water from Burd’s Run (the article states that the stream ran in front of the property) it was to be across from the Strohn fish hatchery. Any older member that can shed some light on the location, it would be appreciated. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed an occupied 2-1/2-story brick dwelling and its contents. Firemen had the blaze under control in 20 minutes. Damages were estimated at $10,000. The Letterkenny Fire Department was requested for assistance and made it to the scene but were placed available without rendering any service. The Vigilant Hose Company operated at the scene.

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