Monday, December 29, 2008

Almost 80 Firefighters Battle Blaze

On December 29, 1991 at 11:30 p.m. firefighters were alerted to a house fire at 2309 Lindsay Lot Road. A faulty installed wood stove caused a fire that gutted a second floor and attic of an occupied 2-½-story frame dwelling. Firefighters had difficulty at first securing a water supply because the house was back an 1,800 foot lane and the first in engine was only carrying 1,500 feet of hose. When the second engine arrived the lay was completed and additional tank trucks were requested. The first floor suffered smoke and water damage. A damage estimate was not available. Between 70 and 80 firefighters from seven fire companies were on the scene almost three hours. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm along with assistance from Fayetteville, Newburg-Hopewell, South Newton and Mont Alto Fire companies.

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