Sunday, March 28, 2010
Woodstove Causes House Fire
On March 28, 1981 at 6:05 p.m. firefighters were sent to the Ridge Road, North Newton Township for a house fire. An improperly installed wood stove caused a fire that damaged a room on the first and second floors of an occupied 2-½-story frame house. The rest of the home suffered smoke damage. Approximately 60 firefighters from five companies battled the blaze and were on the scene 1-¾ hours. Damages were estimated at $15,000. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, Newville, South Newton Township and Newburg-Hopewell fire companies operated at the scene.