Thursday, April 8, 2010
Shed Destroyed In Arson Fire
On April 8, 1984 at 9:42 p.m. firefighters responded to a shed fire on Ritner Highway, Shippensburg Township. An arson fire destroyed a 2-story 35 X 50 foot frame shed and its contents owned by Frank Hollar Jr. Firefighters were unable to save the building but managed to protect nearby exposures, water was shuttled from a nearby hydrant to a portable pond set up at the scene. Firefighters from five companies battled the blaze and were on the scene 3 ½ hours. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Newburg-Hopewell and South Newton Twp. fire companies answered the alarm.