Thursday, January 31, 2008

Two Alarm Fire At Central Junior High, Chambersburg

On January 31, 1980 at 3:00 a.m. firefighters were alerted to a building fire at Central Junior High School, 263 East Queen Street, Chambersburg. When firefighters arrived heavy smoke was showing from the first floor and a second alarm was transmitted because of the age and size of the building. A cardboard box containing combustible materials stored to close to a heat pipe caused the fire that did $15,000 in damage to the school. The fire was contained to the first floor graphic arts room and a library-learning center on the second floor. Five area fire companies battled the blaze. The West End Fire and Rescue Company assisted at the scene.

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