Friday, October 23, 2009

Hopewell Township Home Destroyed

On October 23, 1980 at 4:30 p.m. Cumberland County communications dispatched units to a house fire on the Three Square Hollow Road, Hopewell Township. An overheated wood stove caused a fire that destroyed an occupied 1-½ story frame house. It took firefighters 10 minutes to control the blaze and they remained on the scene until 7:30 p.m. Damages were estimated at $5,000. The Newburg-Hopewell, Newville and Vigilant Hose companies extinguished the fire.

1 comment:

Sparky said...

If I reminder correctly. This is the house we used for Advance firefighting in the spring. Advanced Firefighting instructor Jeff Washinger and was completed in January 1981. It is funny that only three fire companies responded to this call. Check out the box card for this area today.