Tuesday, December 30, 2008

House Destroyed When Firemen Can’t Secure Water

On December 30 1876 at 3:00 p.m. the cry of fire was sounded for Prince and Orange Streets for a house fire. A defective flue started a fire in the attic of an occupied 2-½-story dwelling. When the fire department arrived the second floor and attic was ablaze. Due to the lack of water in the area the house was destroyed. The household goods were removed before the home was lost. Damages were estimated at over $700. The Vigilant and Cumberland Valley Fire Companies battled the blaze.

The Vigilant Hose Company on Christmas Eve 2008.


Anonymous said...

Brad, while you were there why didn't you fix the light before the picture? I know you help put them up....


Bradley Myers said...

It was raining and I didn't want to get wet. Maybe next year I will have better luck photographing the station and the tree. Saty safe Wagon Weenie in Training.