Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fire Destroys Home

On August 16, 1930 at about 4 a.m. Earl Dehart of Shippensburg R. R. 3 was awakened by an odor of smoke, upon further investigation he found a fire on the first floor of his two story home. The family of six escaped the blaze from a second floor window and called Shippensburg requesting assistance from the local fire companies. Because of the lack of water in the area the companies did not respond to the fire. The blaze was thought to have been started by the kitchen stove. All the household goods and home were destroyed.

1 comment:

Sparky said...

I just can't imagine to going to a call because of lack of water.