Friday, December 19, 2008

Fire Races Through Attics Before Being Stopped

On December 19, 1959 at 2:35 a.m. firemen responded to a house fire in Newburg. A fire of electrical origin gutted an attic and spread to the attic of two other houses before being brought under control. The Newburg Fire Company had just put the last of the water they carry on their rigs when the Viggies arrived. A supply line was laid several blocks away to a large cistern but was not needed. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose Company and Newville Fire Company assisted the Newburg Fire Company at the scene.

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