Thursday, June 5, 2008

Man Dies In Borough House Fire

On June 5, 2004 at 2 a.m. a borough box was struck for a house fire at 201 South Queen Street. First arriving units found flames coming from the first floor with a reported entrapment. Prior to the fire departments arrival several neighbors and police officers tried unsuccessfully to gain entry and locate the victim. Firefighters located the 80-year-old male on the floor in a first floor bedroom and removed him to awaiting EMS. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Fire caused extensive damage to the first floor with extension in the voids to the second floor and attic. Careless use of smoking materials was listed as the cause. The 2-alarm fire was brought under control in 10 minutes and firefighters remained on the scene for hours. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies operated at the scene.

6 comments:

Sparky said...

I remember this one. Sara ask me if we were driving down. I said run.

Anonymous said...

So thats who sparky is....... Hows the college with no "views" to look at for the during summer.
Cressler

Anonymous said...

201 S. Queen St. What was the date of the bomb incident at this location?

Pat Shoop

Sparky said...

The Bomb incident was sometime between 1974 and 1978. I think John Snyder was still alive, so when did John die?

Anonymous said...

John passed away in 1976 I think.

Pat Shoop

Dale Jr. said...

Pat,
John Snyder died in early (June)1975,,Because Chief Charlie Myers was in charge of the CV-Coop Fire on Orange St. Oct.17,1975,,