Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fire Hits Grant St. Station Again, Fire Truck Crashes

On January 9, 1994 at 2:00 p.m. Grant Street Station restaurant, 251 Grant Street Chambersburg. A fire of undetermined origin caused heavy fire damage to the brick and wood building. Approximately 50 to 75 firefighters from six fire companies had the two-alarm fire under control in 30 minutes and remained on the scene for three hours. Damages were estimated at $100,000. Firefighters from Chambersburg, Franklin, Fayetteville, New Franklin, Marion and St. Thomas responded to the fire. An engine and Squad from West End Fire and Rescue transferred to Chambersburg while an engine from the Vigilant’s transferred to Fayetteville during the call. The same building was the scene of a two-alarm arson fire in 1983. A tank truck from St. Thomas Fire Company was involved in an auto accident en route to the scene. Two civilians were injured in the accident. The West End Fire and Rescue Company assisted at the scene of the accident.

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