Friday, February 22, 2008

Earl Street Duplex Burns

On February 22, 1981 at firefighters were alerted to a house fire at 31-33 South Earl Street. Upon arrival firefighter found smoke showing from a 2-1/2-story duplex. The blaze started in the first floor hallway on the 31 side and spread to the second floor of both sides before being brought under control. Firefighters operated on the scene for two and a half hours. The State Police Fire Marshall ruled the blaze arson. Damages were estimated at $10 to $15,000. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm.

Birthday wishes go out to the Vigilant Hose Company for turning 165 years old today. They were organized on February 22, 1843.

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