Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Business Burns In Hopewell Twp.

On June 17, 1992 shortly before noon firefighters were dispatched to 85 Old Sawmill Road, Hopewell Township for a structure fire. Workers at the Bechtel Pallet Co. were burning scrap lumber close to a building when the broke for lunch leaving the fire unattended. The blaze spread to the main building destroying it and all the new machinery. Damages were estimated at $23,000 and 15 people were left without a job. Firefighters from seven companies worked for more than an hour to control the blaze. Firefighters from Newburg-Hopewell, Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Hall, South Newton and Upper Frankford Township fire companies answered the alarm.

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