Monday, January 21, 2008

Garage Gutted On Victory Avenue

On January 21, 1966 in the afternoon hours Shippensburg firemen were alerted to a garage fire on Victory Avenue, between N. Washington and N. Queen Streets. The Vigilant arrived quickly and summoned help from the other two Shippensburg departments. The fire of undetermined origin gutted the large frame garage type shed and extended to the roof of another before being controlled by firemen. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies battled the blaze.


Anonymous said...


Hey I remember this one. Tight quarters back in the allys between King and Burd Streets. Alot of buldings close together at that time.

JD Byers said...

I am guessing this was a street name that has been changed ?I don't think I know of any victory avenue.. And was it called Victory Ave. because of the Victory Theater ?