Monday, October 13, 2008

Mutual Aid To Lewistown

On October 13, 2001 at an unknown time Shippensburg firefighters were requested to assist on a building fire at Mann Edge Tools, Lewistown, Mifflin County. Lewistown firefighters were initially dispatched to the fire at 6:45 a.m. Firefighters from more than 65 fire companies battled a blaze in a warehouse containing about 200,000 fiberglass axe handles for more than 12 hours. Seven or eight firefighters suffered various minor injuries battling the blaze. The Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies assisted at the scene.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That fire lasted 3 days. Ship was up on the final day Sunday.

Pat Shoop

Lil Dale said...

I was on that fire. We finished what 3 other truck co.'s couldn't finish in 3 days, A 10' x 10 ' hole in the roof. Also saw the ol' mack sitting on the same property where the fire was not being used. Lil' Dale