Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dog Dies In Fire

On April 1, 1998 at 3:23 p.m. Cumberland County 911 alerted firefighters to a house fire at 81 E. Main Street, Newville. A short in a floor lamp in a second floor front bedroom caused a fire that did extensive damage to an occupied 2-½ story stone dwelling. The second floor suffered extensive fire damage and the first floor suffered sustained heat, smoke and water damage. A dog perished in the blaze. A damage estimate was not available. The Newville, Cumberland-Goodwill, Penn Twp., West Pennsboro Twp., Upper Frankford Twp. and Cumberland Valley Hose companies operated at the scene. Earlier in the day at 10 a.m. all three Shippensburg fire companies responded to a reported house fire at 295 Craig Street, Shippensburg.

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