Friday, July 25, 2008

Newburg R.D. 1 Barn Burns

On July 25, 1979 a severe thunder storm tore through the are causing a barn fire on Newburg R.D. 1 after lightning struck it at 4:15 p.m. When firefighters from six companies arrived the barn was well involved. The building contained machinery, hay and straw and was completely destroyed along with its contents. Damages were estimated at $150,000. Firefighters remained on the scene for nearly six hours. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies assisted at the scene.

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