Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Frey’s Farm Dairy And Other Businesses Destroyed

On August 13, 2000 at 9:53 p.m. firefighters were alerted to a structure fire at the Frey’s Farm Dairy building at 1844 Falling Spring Road, Guilford Township, Franklin County, box 17-7. When crews first arrived they found the center of the building to be well involved. The multi story building housed a milking parlor, J&H Industries, Swartz’s Auto Repair, a storage facility and Hoffeditz’s Ceramic shop. Firefighters made numerous attempts at an interior attack but were driven back each time. Approximately 75 firefighters from 12 companies battled the blaze and had it contained by 12:03 a.m. Firefighters remained on the scene until 3:35 a.m. One firefighter was transported to Chambersburg Hospital with heat exhaustion. Damages were in excess of $250,000. A cause was not listed. The West End Fire and Rescue Company assisted at the scene.

Besides the fire the Vigilant’s and West End answered an auto accident on I-81, the Cumberland Valley handled an AFA in Penn Twp. and all three companies answered an AFA in Shippensburg Twp. on this day.

Today's photograph was taken on this day in 1979. The incident was in the 100 block of East Orange Street for a car leaking fuel. From left to right Glen Bitner (dark pants, light shirt), Chief Charlie Myers (In the blue), Elizabeth Myers, Kenny Nehf, and Bradley Myers.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check out that sharp green helmet that guy has on. I bet he still wears that today as truckie in the city.

Sparky said...

Like the old time pictures. I did see the nice green helmet. Yes I remember those days.

Hoss said...

Brad,
You and Kenny are in the yellow coats, who is in the black coat??

Bradley Myers said...

Hoss, Kenny has on the black coat, I am behind him in the yellow coat with the pretty green lid and Elizabeth Myers has on the yellow gear walking away.

Hoss said...

Ah, ok thanks!!