Saturday, January 17, 2009

Defective Wiring Causes House Fire

On January 17, 1954 at 11:45 a.m. firemen responded to a house fire on the Walnut Bottom Road, one mile west of Leesburg. When firemen arrived smoke and flames were pouring from the large house. Defective wiring in the attic started a fire that did heavy damage to an occupied 2-½-story frame dwelling. Fire damaged the attic, three bedrooms on the second floor and the first floor kitchen. Firemen obtained their water from a cistern located on the property. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm along with a tank truck from Letterkenny.

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