Sunday, September 20, 2009

150 Firemen Battle Barn Fire

On September 20, 1974 at 1207 a.m. firemen responded to a barn fire at Culbertson R. D. 2. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a L-shaped barn and its contents. Lost in the fire were a bull, three heifers, and one cow, 150 tons of hay, a hay baler, binder, corn picker and four wagons. Over 150 firefighters from eight companies battled the blaze. One firefighter was injured and transported to Chambersburg Hospital; five others were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. Damages were estimated at between $100,000 and $150,000. The West End Fire and Rescue Company, Letterkenny, Pleasant Hall, Franklins, Newburg, Marion, Fayetteville and St. Thomas responded to the call. Firemen returned later in the day to extinguish a rekindle. During the day all three-borough companies responded to a fire alarm at SKF industries.

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