Wednesday, December 12, 2007

House Built In 1867 Damaged By Fire

On December 12, 1969 at 3:15 a.m., an alarm of fire was sounded for Shippensburg R.D. 2, South Newton Township for a house fire. A blaze caused by a defective chimney damaged a dwelling built in 1867. Firemen from three companies were able to contain the blaze to one room on the second floor and the attic of the 12-room house. The attic was used to store antiques and most were lost in the fire. A damage estimate was not available. Firemen remained on the scene over six hours. The Vigilant Hose Company Stations 1 & 2 and the West End Fire and Rescue companies assisted at the scene.

This add appeared in the Shippensburg News Chronicle in 1972. WEFR sold trees for years at various locations.

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