Sunday, August 30, 2009

Walnut Bottom House Destroyed In Fire

On August 30, 1922 around 10 a.m. firemen responded to the Kline farm near Walnut Bottom for a house fire. The blaze was caused by an overheated stove in the washhouse and quickly spread to the second floor of the two and a half-story frame house. Passing motorist noticed the blaze and helped the family save all the furnishings except that that was in the attic. A call was sent to Shippensburg and after receiving permission from Borough Chief Hargleroad the Cumberland Valley Hose Company responded to the scene arriving in 15 minutes. The second floor and attic were destroyed but the first floor was saved with only water damage.

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