Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Three Perish In House Fire

On January 28, 1987 at 9:25 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to 1053B Mongul Hill Road, Southampton Township Franklin County for a house fire. A faulty installed wood stove sparked a blaze that destroyed an occupied 2-½ story stone and frame dwelling. A mother and two kids died in the fire of smoke inhalation, all three were found in a second floor bedroom together. The blaze began in the wall of the room directly below where the occupants were found. Firefighter had a column visible from miles away and arrived to find fire venting from all the windows in the front. Over 100 firefighters from five companies battled the blaze. Firefighters remained on the scene until 6:30 p.m. 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 Pleasant Hall and Newburg-Hopewell.

1 comment:

Kris Craig said...

I remember this like it was yesterday. I was just 9 years old at the time I lost my mother and two younger brothers. They will not be forgotten.