Sunday, June 21, 2009

Barn And Contents Destroyed

On June 21, 1957 at 10:30 p.m. firemen were sent to the W. Bryan Morrow farm on Shippensburg R.R. 3 (near Mowersville) for a barn fire. Spontaneous combustion in a haymow caused a fire that destroyed the barn a forage harvester, two wagons, and one tractor with cultivators a hay blower, forage blower and two electric motors along with two haymows. When firemen arrived the barn was well involved and the roof already collapsed. A nearby building was smoking but firemen were able to save it and all the other surrounding buildings. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.

Earlier in the day around noontime the Vigilant firemen extinguished a field fire near the Shippensburg airport. The C.V. community ambulance also answered on call during the day.

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