Friday, January 30, 2009

Bank Barn And Contents Lost In Evening Fire

On January 30, 1931 at 9:00 p.m. firemen responded to a barn fire four miles east of Shippensburg. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a bank barn, wagon shed, buggy house and hog pen. Lost in the fire were 12 chickens, eight ton of hay, machinery and other items. Firemen were hampered in fighting the blaze due to the lack of water. Damages were estimated at $4,000 to $5,000. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies battled the blaze.

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