Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lightning Strikes Peerless Plant

On July 5, 1926 at 12:20 a.m. lightning struck the Peerless Furniture Company plant on Lurgan Avenue. The current ran down a steel window sash to a radiator on the first floor, ignited some paper causing a fire. About one dozen chairs were burned on the floor. The sprinkler system went off extinguishing the fire and sending water into the basement where it damaged about 500 table bases that will now have to be refinished. Damages were estimated at $300.00. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies responded and rendered efficient service.

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