On March 2, 1933 in the morning hours, firemen were sent to South Penn Street, just south of the tracks for a house fire. An overheated stove sparked a blaze that destroyed a two-room frame dwelling and all its contents. An automobile parked close by was also destroyed. Firemen laid 750 feet of hose from the plug at Garfield and Penn Streets to battle the blaze. Damages were estimated at $700 in the fire that displaced one occupant. The Vigilant Hose Company rural pumper battled the blaze.