Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Barn Destroyed On Rowe Road

On August 19, 2006 at 7:51 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to 878 Rowe Road, the Arlin Hege residence for a barn fire. Tanker 52 was returning from another call near Chambersburg and was the first to arrive finding the barn heavily involved. A second alarm was requested along with additional tankers. Water was shuttled from a hydrant in Shippensburg to the scene. Almost 75 firefighters from 14 companies battled the blaze until 12:44 p.m. Damages were estimated at $200,000. The West End Fire and Rescue, Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, Pleasant Hall, Franklin’s, Chambersburg, Newburg-Hopewell, South Newton, Fayetteville, Penn Twp., Fannett-Metal, Newville, Mont Alto and Buchanan Valley Fire companies answered the alarm.

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