Monday, July 14, 2008

Truck Tractors Destroyed, Garage Damaged In Blaze

On July 14, 1971 at 6:30 p.m. firemen were dispatched to South Earl Street extended for a structure fire. When firemen arrived they found smoke pouring from a garage. A truck tractor was being painted when a motor was started causing an explosion in the building. Two truck tractors were destroyed and a third heavily damaged the building was also damaged in the blaze. A garage adjacent to the structure sustained water damage. Firemen had the blaze under control quickly under the supervision of Borough Fire Chief Edward Thrush. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm.

Today's photograph is of the West End Fire and Rescue Company No. 3 in Shippensburg, Pa. , I know it is out of place being at the top but it won't get bigger when you click on it if I put it at the end of the post.

4 comments:

Sparky said...

I still like pictures of that old squad.

Anonymous said...

If you're unhappy just pull the ignition key from the Engine and leave. Always kinda liked that story.

RB

Anonymous said...

Did this firehouse sit where the current one is?

Anonymous said...

no, it was in an alley east of Stewart Place, kindof behind the Masonic Lodge. My dad use to tell me stories of the place when we would take the dog's for a walk.