Tuesday, June 24, 2008

North Queen Street Home Damaged In Blaze

On June 24, 1985 at 10:30 p.m. firefighters responded to a house fire at 112-114 N. Queen Street Shippensburg. When firefighter arrived they found fire in the voids between the second floor and attic. An electrical short in a closet caused the blaze that did $30,000 in damage. Firefighters had the fire under control in 15 minutes and remained on the scene until 12:30 a.m. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

Cumberland Valley Hose Company No. 2, Shippensburg, Pa. circa 1952.


Anonymous said...

Do you know what the apparatus was in the pictures? Looks like the Ward in the middle bay.

Sparky said...

I like the old picture of the station.

Anonymous said...

The GMC Bean is what it looks like is in the left bay

Anonymous said...

Okay Boys,

It takes someone from Minnesota to keep you current.
The left bay contains the !950 Chevrolet John Bean.
The center bay contain your 1937 Ward Lafrance Engine.
The ambulance is either the 48 or 49 Wolfington coaches.
C.W. "Have Fun"

Sparky said...

Thanks Chief

Bradley Myers said...

The young man from Minnesota did pretty good, the only one he missed was the ambulance. It is one of the 1951 Cadallac/Wolfington units.

That is why I listed the photo as Circa 1952, these ambulance operated between 1951 and 1954 when they were replaced.