Saturday, August 29, 2009

Newburg Barn Destroyed

On August 29, 1983 shortly after 9 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to the Melvin Beam residence, one mile east of Newburg on Rt. 641 for a barn fire. The Newburg Fire Company was returning from Path Valley when the noticed a glow in the sky and went to investigate finding the barn well involved. Neighbors were able to rescue the livestock from the barn but about 20 tons of hay and a corn picker were destroyed in the blaze. Firefighters managed to protect the house and several out buildings located only about 25-30 yards from the barn from burning. The cause of the fire was undetermined but under investigation by PSP Trooper Fred Klages and Newburg Chief Roger Anderson. Damages were estimated at $100,000. About 50 firefighters from the Vigilant Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Newburg-Hopewell, Friendship Hose of Newville, Pleasant Hall and West Pennsboro Twp. answered the alarm and remained on the scene until about 2 a.m.

1 comment:

Haney said...

OK, who is who? I see Ron Rotz looking back and Lt. Ken Nehf, Jr on the right. On the left has no scotchlite and the one to Rotz's left I can quite make out.