Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Oil Stove Explosion Damages Penn Street Home

On June 3, 1951 in the morning hours an oil stove exploded in the home of Wilbur Kelso, 118 South Penn Street. The explosion caused the kitchen and dinning area to be involved in flames. Both hose companies were on the scene quickly and able to contain the blaze. A family of twelve was displaced. Damages were estimated at $1,000. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

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