Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Chambersburg Fire Damages Three Homes
On January 27, 1991 at 12:00 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to 129, 131 and 135 Garfield Street, Chambersburg for a dwelling fire. A fire of undetermined origin that started in a first floor living room of 131 traveled the balloon frame construction into the attic and extended to other homes before being brought under control. Fire damaged the attic of 129 and 135 suffered fire damage to the first floor and outside. About 70 firefighters from five companies had the blaze under control in about 10 minutes and remained on the scene over an hour and a half. Damages were estimated at $35,000 to $40,000. The Chambersburg, Franklin, Fayetteville, New Franklin and West End Fire and Rescue companies operated at the scene.