Saturday, July 25, 2009

Large Shed Destroyed In Accidental Blaze

On July 25, 1994 shortly before noon Franklin County alerted units to a building fire at 3461 Church Road, three miles north of New Franklin. Sparks from a saw caused a fire that that destroyed an 80 by 30 foot aluminum shed and its contents. Acetylene cylinders and 55-gallon drums of hydraulic oil exploded sending a huge fireball into the sky. Firefighters were able to protect all the exposures. Damages were estimated at $100,000. The New Franklin Fire Company, Franklin’s, Fayetteville, Marion, Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Greencastle, Mont Alto, Letterkenny and West End Fire and Rescue companies battled the blaze for more than three hours.

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