Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Barn Burns Near Newville

On June 24, 1981 at 6:30 p.m. firefighters were sent to a barn fire at the Leroy Martin residence, Newville R. D. 3. An accidental fire destroyed a barn, two automatic unloading wagons, one other wagon, a truck and a corn planter. Firefighters from four companies had the blaze under control in 30 minutes and left the scene by 9:00 p.m. Damages were estimated at $60,000. The Newville Fire Company, Upper Frankford Twp., West Pennsboro Twp. and an air wagon from the Cumberland Valley Hose Company battled the blaze.

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