Friday, December 26, 2008

First Floor Damaged, Civilian Injured In House Fire

On December 26, 1970 at 10:00 p.m. firemen responded to 316 East Garfield Street for a house fire. Faulty electrical wiring sparked a blaze that destroyed a first floor room and caused heavy heat and smoke damage to an occupied 2-½-story dwelling. Firefighters had the blaze under control in 15 minutes. Firefighters were unable to get water from the first hydrant they took and had to take a plug at the other end of the block to establish a water supply. One civilian was injured. The highway department had to be called to the scene to loosen the hoses frozen to the street. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm.

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