Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Barn Destroyed, 50 Hogs Killed

On February 24, 1985 at 9:30 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to the West Creek Road, Hopewell Township for a barn fire. A fire of undetermined origin leveled a barn killing about 50 hogs and destroying the contents. Firefighters from five companies had the blaze under control in about 45 minutes using water from the Conodoquinet Creek and remained on the scene until 1:30 a.m. Firefighters returned the next morning at 10:00 a.m. for a rekindle. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies assisted at the scene along with units from Newburg-Hopewell, Pleasant Hall and Newville.

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