Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Township House Destroyed

On December 2, 1988 at 8:24 a.m. firefighters responded to a house fire on the Walnut Bottom Road (just past Leesburg), Southampton Township. A fire that originated in a faulty pipe to a wood stove destroyed an occupied 2-½-story brick and frame house. Approximately 40 firefighters from six fire companies had the blaze under control in 20 minutes and remained on the scene until 11:00 a.m. One firefighter was injured. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, South Newton Twp., Penn Twp. and Pleasant Hall fire companies battled the blaze.


Haney said...

That's Brett Black and Tom "Smoke" Murray in the bottom picture

Brad Myers said...

Yes it is Haney, I figured I would let some one else say it or ask how they were.

I remember this call well, Scott Pisle, Tom Florh and myself had the first line in the front door after arriving on one of the CF Macks. I sure do miss those rigs.

TM said...

Brad, I "think" this may have been the first fire I worked as a chief with 52. Drove the tanker to the fire and gave it to someone from 49 to drive. Van was filling tankers in Leesburg? Memory a little foggy because, you know, I'm old and retired. TM

Brad Myers said...

You were in charge of the incident Chief I can remeber that. I can also remeber a few funny stories about this incident that I will not mention on here.

You are retired and since you are no a whole lot older that me instead of saying "old" lets go with more mature.

Are you still intrested in going up to Shipp. and popping with us? I will let you know the next time I am going up if so.

Anonymous said...

Brad, if you and Tommy come to Ship for a day, STOP IN.

I really should have to sign any name after that post. Brad, you know who it is!


TM said...

Brad, I am still interested in going to Ship for the day. Give me a call when you go. One funny thing I remember about the fire was a member from a mutual aid company on the front porch with an Indian Tank. I thought "Oh God. I can see the picture in the paper now." TM

Brad Myers said...

The indians tanks were one of the things I remember, Randy and I talk about that one from time to time. I just wanted to protect the guilty on here.

I will give you a call, Bill wants to come back from Cburg also. We made need meals on wheels for some of you, LOL.