Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cabin Damaged In Accidental Fire

On December 23, 1968 at 2:37 a.m. firemen were sent to Shippensburg R. D. 1, near the Walnut Dale Speedway for a cabin fire. An overheated stove sparked a blaze that partially destroyed an occupied cabin. John Snyder, assistant rural chief, was the first to arrive and reported the fire was blazing near the stove, but when the Viggies apparatus arrived a few minutes later flames were shooting out of the windows. Firefighters operated at the scene over two hours. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.

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