Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Storage Shed

On March 25, 1983 at 12:57 p.m. local firefighters responded to the Orrstown Road, ¼ mile east of Pleasant Hall, Letterkenny Township. A spark from a burn barrel started a fire in a 65 by 24 foot shed used for storage. The building housed a large quantity of lumber and two riding mowers. Firefighters from eight companies battled the two-alarm fire for almost an hour before bringing it under control and remained on the scene nearly four hours. Most of the building and all the contents were lost in the blaze. Damages were estimated at $25,000. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies assisted at the scene.

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