Monday, June 8, 2009

Fireman Overcome In Garage Blaze

On June 8, 1933 in the evening hours firemen responded to a fire at the Clippinger and Wadel garage on North Fayette Street. When firemen arrived a truck was on fire in the garage rapidly extending into the loft. Firemen soon had several streams of water playing on the blaze before the blaze and gained control before it could do significant damage to the building.

On fireman Dana Porter, a C.V. Hose Company member, was overcome by smoke. Mr. Porter was one of three firemen on a hose line when he became overcome and fell face first onto the floor. When firemen discovered Porter his face was half submerged in water. He was treated at the scene by Dr. LeRoy Saxe and then taken home by the Cumberland Valley ambulance.

Damages were estimated at $2,000. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

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