Thursday, March 27, 2008

Two Firefighters Rescue Young Girl

On March 27, 1980 at 7:39 a.m. firefighters responded to a house fire on the Airport Road, Southampton Cumberland. An accidental fire gutted a kitchen and laundry room and caused extensive heat and smoke damage to the rest of the 1-½ story brick occupied house. When firefighters arrived they were informed that a 10-year-old girl was still inside the house. Firefighters Ken Nehf Jr. and Matt Hammaker entered the building and located the girl on the floor in her bedroom. When the child was handed out the window she was not breathing. The young girl was later transferred to Hershey medical center in serious condition. The child recovered fully from her injuries. Firefighters from three companies had the fire under control in 10 minutes. Damages were estimated at $30,000 to $35,000. The family dog perished in the blaze. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm. The home had no working smoke detectors.

1 comment:

Sparky said...

Way to go Kenny and Matt. Great job.