Thursday, October 23, 2008

Barn And Two Sheds Go Up In Flames

On October 23, 1986 at 7:25 p.m. the Vigilant’s assistance was requested at a barn fire at 328 Old York Road. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn and two sheds. The farmhouse was also damaged in the fire along with two pieces of fire apparatus. Firefighters were hampered by gusty winds and a lack of water. Damages were estimated at $203,000. Eight firefighters were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Firefighters from 17 companies in two counties battled the blaze for hours. The Vigilant Hose Company assisted at the scene.

2 comments:

Sparky said...

What two pieces of fire apparatus?

Bradley Myers said...

I would have to dig out the book for 1986 and may not mention the exact rigs, but with the location of the incident I would guess they were Mt. Holly's rigs.