Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dwelling Struck By Lightning

On June 20, 1907 between 9 and 10:00 p.m. the dwelling of Upton Funk, a short distance from the borough line, adjoining the Milk Condensing Plant was struck by lighting and burned. With the help of neighbors and family some of the possessions could be removed and saved. The fire companies responded late not knowing the blaze was close to town. Firemen laid a line from the nearest hydrant two blocks away and threw water but it was to late to save the building. The rain and calm night prevented any of the nearby exposures from burning. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

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