Friday, May 22, 2009

Apartment Damaged On Fayette Street

On May 22, 1966 in the early morning hours Shippensburg firemen were sent to 220 South Fayette Street for an apartment fire. A quick response by firemen confined the fire to one room on the second floor, the rest of the apartment suffered smoke damage. Borough fire chief Ed Thrush said the blaze was started by faulty electrical wiring and that damages were estimated at $2,500. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm. During the day the Cumberland Valley ambulance answered one call when a person fell from a horse at the WEFR horse show.

2 comments:

CAlleman said...

WEFR Horse Show? Was this a fundraiser held at the fairgrounds? I must say I never herd about this fund raiser. I remember the carnivals on the old boro hall parking lot and then the short time at the Park Parking lot. It was always held around this same time of year right around Memorial day.

Bradley Myers said...

Yes it was a fund raising event held at the fairgrounds, this 1966 event was the first.