Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Firemen Battle Suspicious Blaze

On August 26, 1969 at 12:25 a.m. Shippensburg firemen were sent to West Orange Street for a building fire. At the time companies were fighting another suspicious fire on Brookside Avenue. When units arrived they found the fire to be in an aluminum warehouse owned by Bogar Lumber Company. Borough Fire Chief Dan Orris said damage to the contents of the building, which consisted of plywood, insulation, paneling and assorted hardware, was estimated at $35,000. For the dollar loss unfortunately little information was provided in the local newspapers. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies operated at the scene. The Cumberland Valley’s community ambulance answered one call for the day.


Sparky said...

Like the header banner. Looks nice.

wefr15 said...

I also like the banner! I will be back for the Cumberland County Volunteer Firefighter Convention Parade September 12, 2009.


Anonymous said...

Brad, I always enjoys seeing a pic of the wagon.


Anonymous said...

We recently had a home fire, and wish to help others through our experience. PLEASE SHARE with your community. Thank You! - Suzann Brucato

The classical elements of life are fire, earth, water, and air. What though are the elements of living? Having recently experienced a home fire, our family has learned what those basic elements are ... family first, then shelter including clothes and a safe place to sleep, faith in God and in ourselves, and food to nourish both our bodies and our spirits. We have recently published FIRE, EARTH, WATER, AIR, a family literary magazine sharing words and images reflecting our journey ... through the fire. We hope they help you find PEACE. - preview available at