Sunday, December 13, 2009

Family Of Nine Homeless After Fire

On December 13, 1982 at 1:04 a.m. a 47 box was struck for a house fire on the Mud Level Road (just outside Oakville), North Newton Township. A fire caused by an overheated stovepipe started in the first floor and extended rapidly damaging most of the occupied 2-½-story frame house. A family of nine was displaced. Damages were estimated at $15,000. Firefighters from seven companies had the blaze under control in 30 minutes and remained on the scene almost four hours. The Newville, South Newton, Upper Franford, Newburg, Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies operated at the scene.

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