Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Man Burned In Fort Street Blaze
On January 26, 1955 at 2:15 p.m. firemen responded to a house fire on East Fort Street extended. An oil stove exploded in an occupied 2-½-story frame house causing considerable damage and sent an elderly man to the hospital with burns. Two rooms on the first floor suffered fire damage and the second floor smoke damage. Firemen were forced to use two masks to enter the building because of smoke from smoldering feather pillows and mattress. Firemen had the blaze extinguished in 20 minutes. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm. The Cumberland Valley community ambulance answered two calls for the day.