Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Arson Fire Damages Jim’s Country Market

On August 5, 1991 shortly after 7 p.m. firefighters were alerted to a building fire at Jim’s Country Market, Grant Street Chambersburg. Firefighters arrived to find fire showing and heavy smoke in the area. As flames spread in the ceiling and across the roof a second alarm was requested. The fire was mostly contained to the rear portion of the building housing the flea market with smoke damage to other portions of the building housing a farmers market and an area with antique cars. The blaze was intentionally set on the outside of the building and caused more than $50,000 in damage. The Chambersburg Fire Department, Franklin's, New Franklin's, Fayetteville, West End Fire and Rescue and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

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