Friday, January 22, 2010

Barn Destroyed, Cattle Killed

On January 22, 1961 at 3:00 a.m. firemen responded to a barn fire at Orrstown R. D. 1, Southampton Township Franklin County. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a 35 by 100 foot barn and its contents killing 14 head of cattle and a pony. Firemen from two companies battled the fire in 2-degree weather. The building was well involved upon the Vigilant's arrival but firemen managed to save the exposures and some machinery. Damages were estimated in excess of $12,000. The Vigilant Hose Company and a tanker from Letterkenny answered the alarm.

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