Monday, December 21, 2009

Huckleberry Land Mobile Home Destroyed

On December 21, 1976 at 9:16 a.m. firefighters were sent to Shippensburg R. D. 2, Huckleberry land for a mobile home fire. A malfunctioning gas water heater sparked a blaze that destroyed an occupied mobile home. Damages were estimated at $12,000 in the blaze that displaced a family of four. Almost 35 firefighters battled the blaze under the direction of Chief Gerald Holtry. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue and South Newton Twp. fire companies answered the alarm. The Cumberland Valley community ambulance also answered one call for the day.

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