Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sawmill Shop Destroyed By Fire

On December 8, 1984 at 9:45 a.m. firefighters responded to a building fire at 2015 Orrstown Road, Forrester’s Sawmill. A cutting torch ignited gasoline sparking a fire that gutted the interior of a large one-story block building. Firefighters had the blaze under control in 20 minutes and remained on the scene about two hours. WEFR firefighter Randy O’Donnell suffered second-degree burns battling the blaze. Damages were estimated at $20,000. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Hall and Newburg fire companies answered the alarm.

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