Tuesday, November 10, 2009

House Burns In Stoughstown

On November 10, 1949 at 1:40 p.m. firemen raced to Stoughstown on the Ritner Highway for a house fire. An oil stove exploded causing a fire that destroyed an occupied 2-½-story frame house. Some of the families’ possessions were saved but the house was a total loss. Damages were estimated at $5,000. The Vigilant Hose Company, Letterkenny and Friendship’s of Newville battled the blaze. Earlier in the morning both Shippensburg fire companies responded to 117 South Penn Street for a fire that was quickly extinguished.

1 comment:

E4 Lt said...

must be the week for oil stove malfunctions