Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Forget-Me-Not Florist Damaged During Snow Storm

On February 12, 1983 at 3:06 a.m. firefighters were alerted to a structure fire at Forget-Me-Not Florist, 211 East King Street. A fire of undetermined origin gutted a third floor apartment injuring three SSC students in the three-story taxpayer. The first floor suffered water damage and three other apartment sustained heat and smoke damage. Firefighters were hampered by 18 inches of snow that recently fell and that some of their manpower and apparatus were operating at a chimney fire with extension on Forge Hill Road. Firefighters were on the scene for three hours. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies operated at the scene.

3 comments:

Haney said...

We were playing football on a snow covered S. Prince St. when we got the call in Roxbury. Then we had to sit and listen while the florist next door burned. We made it back eventually to help with overhaul.

Bradley Myers said...

I was riding 252 to Roxbury also and chomping at the bit that we were missing possibly a beeter fire in town. What a difference time makes, now I don't miss any fires, or should I say my tired aching body doesn't.

ShippensburgRealtor said...

Remember this one well. As we were arriving on the scene - 3 students with facial burns were standing on the street, the results of "freebasing"