Thursday, June 12, 2008

9-Year Old Boy Burnt, Implement Shed Destroyed

On June 12, 1958 at 3:30 p.m. firemen responded to an implement shed fire near Orrstown. The fire started when a 9-year old boy was trying to start a tiller and a spark ignited the building. The building was destroyed and the roof was burnt off the milk house. The boy suffered first, second and third degree burns on his leg. The three companies kept the fire from spreading to other buildings on the property. Damages were estimated at $5,000. The Vigilant Hose Company assisted at the scene.

A heads up for those of you that look at this site and not my photography site, since Monday I have been posting photographs from the re-dedication of Engine 17's house in Washington D.C. this past Saturday. On Saturday June 7, 2008 the house was renamed the Jackson H. Gerhart house. The event was well attended and a big kudos goes out to the DCFD, Local 36, E-17 crew and Lt. Seavey. I have posted photos the last four days and will be posting more through Wednesday next week followed by a few from WEFR's Child's Dream. The link to the site is to the right with the Shippensburg Fire Service sites.


Dale Jr.(Wally) said...

Thank you for a job well done, it take a lot of time for you to run these site's, So I'll say I'm sorry,
Keep up the good work,,
I'm taking a few day's off for my attitude,,
so hopefully it will be better when I get back,,

Bradley Myers said...

Thanks Dale, but I don't know what you are sorry for. Well this time anyways ;). Are you heading to the Maryland Convention?