Saturday, June 13, 2009

Two Alarm Fire Destroys Market

On June 13, 1983 at 12:18 a.m. Franklin County 911 sent firefighters to Jim’s Country Market, 251 Grant Street for a structure fire. When firefighters arrived heavy flames were showing from the building, shortly after, three propane tanks exploded. Firefighters were able to protect four much larger propane tanks from becoming involved. The two-alarm fire completely destroyed the market originally built in the early 1900’s as a railroad station. Three firefighters were injured battling the blaze, two were treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital and one was admitted. Units remained on the scene until 7:30 a.m., a damage estimate and cause were not available. The Chambersburg Fire Department, Franklins’, Fayetteville, Letterkenny, New Franklin and the West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm.

Today's post makes number 600 for this site.


Haney said...

I remember this one, too. Kenny, Brett, Hagar and I stopped by and watched for a little while.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on # 600, I look forward to reading these everyday.
Former PHFD11