Monday, February 22, 2010
Barn Saved In North Newton Twp.
On February 22, 2008 at 4:10 a.m. Cumberland County 911 alerted units to a barn fire at 107 Long Road, North Newton Township. Newville firefighters arrived with smoke from the eaves and the home owner advising he had the fire knocked down with a garden hose. The box was quickly down graded to company 47. The fire was caused by a heat lamp used to keep baby goats warm. Damages were estimated at $2500 to $3,000 and two goats perished in the blaze. Units remained on the scene until 5:15 a.m. The Newville, Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, Newburg-Hopewell, Upper Frankford, Penn Twp. and South Newton Twp. fire companies answered the alarm.