Friday, August 14, 2009

8 Calves Lost In Barn Fire

On August 14, 1981 at 2:20 p.m. Franklin County alerted units to a barn fire at 2183 Anthony Highway, Guilford Township, Franklin County. When the first units arrived the barn was well involved and a second alarm was struck. The barn was a total loss along with a wagon, silage blower, hay elevator and 8 calves. Water was shuttled from a hydrant in Fayetteville almost 4 ½ miles from the scene and six engines were used to lay a line and relay waster from a pond 2 ½ miles away. Damages were estimated at $100,000. Almost 100 firefighters from eight fire companies battled the fire. Units from Fayetteville, New Franklin, Mont Alto, Franklin’s, Vigilant Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Waynesboro and South Mountain fire companies answered the alarm.

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