Saturday, January 24, 2009

Farmhouse Gutted In Morning Blaze

On January 24, 2003 at 6:20 a.m. firefighters were sent to 7541 White Church Road, Southampton Franklin for a house fire. Companies could see a glow in the sky from two miles out as the first arriving officer reported heavy fire with the possibility of two people still inside the home. Luckily no one was found in the home. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed an occupied 2-½ story stone house and an adjoining shed. The house was well involved when firefighters arrived. Firefighters from eight companies were on the scene until 10:00 a.m. in 10-degree temperatures with wind chills of minus six. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm along with units from Fayetteville, South Newton, Letterkenny, Newburg-Hopewell and St. Thomas.


Anonymous said...

Remember this one quite vividly. Yes, very cold! I was driving 152 and we were getting too much pressure, so the water was running out and instantly freezing, turning the steep drive into an ice rink. If you drive out White Church, the shell of this stone house still remains.

Have really enjoyed the site lately. Good posts, good comments, meeting some of the 'old timers'.


Bradley Myers said...

Thanks TJ but be careful with that "old Timers" thing, it is seasoned, experienced, senior and so on.

I am trying to get more photos of the incidents up with the post, I know firefighters need something to look at, they get bored just reading.