Sunday, February 24, 2008

Firefighters Save Barn

On February 24, 1970 at 4:45 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to Shippensburg Star Route 2 for a barn fire. When firefighter arrived the first floor front area of the barn was heavily involved in fire. An aggressive attack by firefighter kept the blaze from spreading and saved the barn. Water was pumped from a neighboring stream to fight the blaze. The cause was undetermined and a damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose Company Stations 1 & 2 and the West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm. Just prior to the barn fire the Viggies and West Enders battled a grass fire to the rear of the T. M. Jackson Company on Route 11.

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