On February 16, 1946 at 10:00 p.m. firemen were sent to Walnut Bottom for a house fire. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the contents of a dinning room in an occupied 2-½-story frame house occupied by the Joseph McBeth family. All the dinning room furniture, a piano and several mirrors were destroyed in addition to considerable damage to the walls, floor and ceiling of the room. No one was home when the blaze started. Damages were estimated at $2,000. The Vigilant Hose Company extinguished the blaze.