On April 23, 1962 at 11:30 a.m. firemen were sent to Shippensburg R.D. 2 across from the Walnut Dale Speedway for a house fire. When firemen arrived the relatively new frame house was well involved in flames and had spread to the mountain behind the house. A family of 10 was displaced by the blaze. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.