Thursday, September 3, 2009

Apartment Fire On King Street

On September 3, 1938 at 5:45 a.m. Shippensburg firemen were sent to a building fire at 19 West King Street. A fire of unknown origin started in the living room of an apartment above the Fickes Grill and had gained considerable headway before being noticed by passing motorist. John Wynkoop a C. V. fireman entered the building and lead Mrs. Fickes and her son through the smoke filled apartment to safety. Damages were estimated at $1,000. It took firemen 30 minutes to control the fire. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the fire alarm.

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