Friday, April 30, 2010
House Destroyed, Occupant Dies
On April 30, 1923 at 11:45 p.m. firemen were alerted to a house fire near the Middle Spring Road at the southern end of Newcomertown. An overheated stove caused a fire that destroyed a small 2-story log house killing the occupant. The occupant awoke to choking smoke and crawled from the second floor to the first. Unable to escape the blaze he crawled back to the second floor and jumped from a window. He was taken to the hospital with burns and other injuries and died a short time later. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.