Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Firefighter Rescues Woman From Blaze

On March 26, 1966 at 2:30 a.m. Shippensburg firemen responded to 31 South Earl Street for an apartment fire. According to Edward Thrush, borough fire chief, a carelessly discarded cigarette sparked a blaze that gutted the living room in an occupied apartment. Ed Haupt, Vigilant Chief Director located an unconscious woman in the apartment and removed her from the building. She was taken to Chambersburg Hospital were she was listed in satisfactory condition suffering from smoke inhalation. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies battled the blaze.

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