Friday, May 8, 2009

Barn Destroyed Near Newville

On May 8, 1969 at an unknown time firemen were sent to the George Stambaugh farm, Newville R.D. 1, four miles south of Newville along Route 11 for a barn fire. When Newville arrived the found the barn to be well-involved and requested assistance from six other companies. Family, neighbors and firemen were able to lead most of the livestock to safety, however six calves died in the blaze. Also lost were a quantity of hay, grain, straw and some equipment. A damage estimate was not available. Assisting Newville were units from the Vigilant Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Union of Carlisle, Penn Twp., Plainfield and west Pennsboro Township.

While firemen operated at the scene the Cumberland Valley Hose Company and the Newburg-Hopewell and Pleasant Hall fire companies (standing by for the Viggies and Wefr) answered a false alarm on West King Street.

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