Saturday, August 22, 2009

Suspicious Fire Destroys Barn

On August 22, 1957 at 4:30 p.m. firemen were sent to the Henry Baer farm along the Shippensburg-Roxbury road near Mongul for a barn fire. By the time firemen arrived the barn was well involved and efforts were concentrated on saving the exposures. Lost in the fire were a calf, 2,000 bushels of wheat, corn, hay and an elevator. A damage estimate was not available. A 15 year old boy living with the family after being placed there by Cumberland county welfare later admitted to setting the fire along with one that destroyed another barn two days later. The Vigilant Hose and Letterkenny fire companies answered the alarm.

No comments: