Sunday, November 8, 2009

Borough House Damaged In Morning Blaze

On November 8, 1967 in the morning hours firemen responded to a house fire at 309-311 East King Street. A malfunctioning oil space heater caused a fire that gutted one side of an occupied 2-½-story brick duplex. The blaze began in the first floor of 311 and gutted the inside, 309 suffered smoke damage throughout. It took firefighters an hour to control the blaze. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm. Shippensburg firemen answered two other alarms for the day and the C.V.’s ambulance answered two calls also.

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