Monday, June 29, 2009

Spontaneous Combustion Leads To Small Fire

On June 29, 1900 at about 10:30 p.m. the cry of fire was sounded. It was soon learned the location was on the lot of Jacob Koser. Some unslaked lime had been deposited in a store box but not covered very well. A slight rain passed over the town which moistened the lime and spontaneous combustion followed. It made quite an illumination, but a few buckets of water quenched the flames. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

Update to post, I just found out that my first Battalion Chief Earl W. Reidell passed away this morning. Chief Reidell was a good man and Chief and someone that could be call a fiend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in there time of need.

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