Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fire Damages R.R. 1 Home

On August 25, 1954 at about 9 p.m. firemen were dispatched to a house fire at Shippensburg R. R. 1 (on a dirt road approximately a mile north of the Ridge Rd. and another mile and a half from the Shippensburg-Newburg Rd.). At 8:30 p.m. the family smelt smoke and attempted to extinguish the blaze with a garden hose and bucket brigade before realizing the fire was too much for them. A kerosene stove in the washhouse alongside the six-room frame house caused the fire. Firemen responded with a tank truck and engine and obtained water from a well on the property. Firemen almost had the blaze controlled when they became unable to obtain more water from the well, the tanker was soon sent to Quigley’s bridges for more water. A large portion of the north wall and the second floor and attic were badly damaged. One civilian was injured while battling the blaze. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.


Sparky said...

We battled the blaze with an Engine and Tanker. What would be the response today?

Dale Jr.(Oldman) said...

What happen to the mop bucket.