Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Fire Kills Woman and Destroys House

On December 24, 1943 shortly after midnight firemen were sent to Shippensburg R. D. 2 for a house fire. A dog upset a kerosene lamp causing it to explode destroying the 2 story occupied log and frame house. One female resident perished in the fire and her husband received burns to his hands and face attempting to rescue her. The Cumberland County coroner ruled the death was caused by cremation. With a limited water supply firemen were unable to save the building. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.

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