Monday, May 18, 2009

Walnut Bottom Barn Burns

On May 18, 1987 at 5:23 p.m. firefighters were alerted to another barn fire on Water Street (rear of the Jacksonville Elementary school), Walnut Bottom. Firefighters from six companies operated at the scene for over three hours to save the building. Three firefighters were injured, two transported to Carlisle Hospital and one to Chambersburg. A damage estimate was not available. The fire was ruled arson by State Police Fire Marshall Fred Klages. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies assisted at the scene along with units from South Newton, Penn Twp. and Newville.

1 comment:

Tim D said...

I'm surprised Fred just didn't rule the cause "electrical."