Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Three Alarm Fire Races Through Auto Parts Store

November 28, 1990 at 3:10 a.m. a three-alarm fire caused extensive damage to Glenn Millers Auto Parts store at 8 North Penn Street. The fire began in the paint room and spread rapidly in the two-story brick building. Before firefighters could contain the blaze the Orrstown Bank building on East Kings Street suffered smoke damage and the Victory theatre on side four suffered some fire extension. Almost 100 firefighters from 14 companies battled the blaze. Firefighters remained on the scene until almost 2 p.m. Damages were estimated at $300,000. Arson was the cause of the blaze. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies operated at the scene.


Wagon Master In Training said...

I would like to hear the audio of this fire.

Bradley Myers said...

I missed this call, Murray and I were working on the Squad that night and Chief Konkle stopped in on his way to the office to tell us we missed a big fire.

Wally said...

We ran the command post out of Eddie Goodhart's Van in front of the store. That was after Eddie was sceaming at Headquaters about the power company,,We sent Eddie home for cigars,,