Sunday, January 17, 2010

40 Animals Die In Barn Fire

On January 17, 1979 at 11:00 p.m. firefighters responded to a barn fire on the Sporting Hill Road, Nyesville. A fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed a barn, killing 40 head of cattle. A silo, farm machinery and silage was also lost in the blaze. Firefighters from six companies battled the blaze. Water had to be shuttled by tankers to extinguish the blaze. Pleasant Hall Captain George Jones was treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital with minor injuries. A damage estimate was not available. The Pleasant Hall, West End Fire and Rescue, Vigilant Hose, Marion, Franklin and Letterkenny fire companies operated at the scene.

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