Monday, March 1, 2010
Woolen Mill Heavily Damaged By Fire
On March 1, 1980 at 5:07 a.m. firefighters responded to a building fire on North Washington Street at the Shippensburg Woolen Mill. Heat tape wrapped around water pipes in the building caused a fire that did heavy damage to a 120 by 45 foot 2-½-story frame building. Over 100 firefighters battled the two-alarm fire that caused $100,000 in damage in the bitter cold. One firefighter, Larry Kerns was treated at Chambersburg Hospital for heat and smoke exhaustion. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Newburg-Hopewell, Fayetteville and Goodwill (Carlisle) fire companies battled the blaze.