Monday, November 12, 2007

Alarm Of Fire In Shippensburg

November 12, 1893 at 9:45 p.m., fire bells rang out an alarm of fire near the center of town. Firemen soon raced to West Main Street (King) one half block west of Railroad Street (Earl) where they found a barn and its contents well involved in fire. Firemen soon had three powerful streams flowing but before they could extinguish the blaze a nearby stable was also destroyed. Damages were estimated at $950.00. The Vigilant and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm. It was reported that the plugs are in need of flushing as when the first water was flowed mud came from the line.

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