Monday, March 31, 2008

60 Firefighters Battle House Fire

On March 31, 1981 at 12:03 a.m. firefighters responded to Lees Cross Roads, Southampton Cumberland for a house fire. A fire of undetermined origin caused heavy damage to an occupied 2-½-story frame and log home. Fire damaged three rooms on the first floor, one on the second and the attic. The rest of the home suffered smoke, heat and water damage. Approximately 60 firefighters from five companies battled the blaze for almost an hour before bringing it under control and were on the scene until 4:26 a.m. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm.

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