Monday, December 14, 2009

Early Morning Fire Damages House

On December 14, 1965 at 12:35 a.m. firemen responded to Shippensburg Star Route the James McCurdy residence for a house fire. A fire that started above the furnace destroyed two rooms and their contents. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to two rooms of the nine room 2-½-story stone house. The entire structure was damaged by smoke. Damages were estimated at $5,000. The Vigilant Hose Company battled the blaze. The Vigilant’s returned to the scene about 8:30 a.m. when a small fire rekindled around a windowsill. Later in the day at 2:30 p.m. all three Shippensburg fire companies answered a smoke investigation at the intersection of North Washington Street and East King Street. A trash fire was found and extinguished at that location. The Cumberland Valley community ambulance also made one run for the day.

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