Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Multiple Buildings Destroyed In Upper Strasburg

On October 7, 1963 at 3:27 p.m. firemen were alerted to a building fire in Upper Strasburg. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a 12-room farmhouse leaving two families homeless. A barn and wagon shed were also destroyed. Lost in the barn were two head of cattle, two hogs, 6,000 bales of hay and farm equipment. It took firefighters from five companies three hours to control the blaze. Most firemen left the scene by 8 p.m. but the Pleasant Hall boys remained overnight. Damages were estimated at $45,000. Firemen from Pleasant Hall, Vigilant Hose, Franklins, Fayetteville and Letterkenny responded to the scene.

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