Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Early Morning Fire Destroys Barn

On September 1, 2006 at 12:21 a.m. a Co. 15 box was alerted for a barn fire at 90 Mount Rock Road, Southampton Franklin. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn and its contents. When firefighters arrived the barn was well involved with multiple exposures. The first lines pulled were to protect the homes in the area. Additional alarms were soon summoned bringing 15 companies to the scene, most bringing tank trucks. Water was shuttled from a plug at Cressler’s Market. The fire was brought under control in one hour and companies remained on the scene until 3:45 a.m. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Newburg-Hopewell, South Newton Twp., Fayetteville, Franklin, Pleasant Hall, Penn Twp., Friendships of Newville, Bloserville, Marion, Mont Alto, Fannett-Metal and Buchanan Valley fire companies operated at the scene.

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