Thursday, August 6, 2009

Newburg Barn Destroyed

On August 6, 1966 at 1 p.m. firemen responded to the Charles Black residence at Newburg R. D. 1 for a barn fire. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a medium sized barn and chicken house. Lost in the fire were a hog, two goats, two sows and 60 chickens as well as a tractor, 50 bales of hay, 200 bales of straw and 125 bushels of grain. In addition two farm wagons were partially destroyed. A damage estimate was not available. The Newburg-Hopewell and Vigilant Hose companies battled the blaze.

Earlier in the day the Vigilant Hose Company answered a grass fire at the Shippensburg dump and the Cumberland Valley’s community ambulance made one run.


Sparky said...

Where was or is the Shippensburg Dump?

Haney said...

Another Barn fire, imagine that.
Sparky, the Shippensburg Dump was at the intersection of Cramer Rd and Walnut Bottom Road, Across from the Ford dealer.

Sparky said...

OK Now I remember. It takes time when you get older trying to remember stuff.