Thursday, February 18, 2010
Barn And Out Buildings Destroyed By Fire
On February 18, 1939 at 12:00 a.m. firemen responded to a barn fire 2 ½ miles east of Shippensburg. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a large barn containing more than 10 ton of hay, wagon shed, garage, chicken house and implement shed. The fire started in the barn and spread quickly with the help of a stiff breeze and the lack of water for firefighting efforts. The fire could be seen from as far away as 15 miles and attracted many onlookers. Damages were estimated at $6,000 to $7,000. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.