On May 19, 1973 at 2:45 a.m. firemen were alerted to a barn fire on the Byers Road near Scotland. When firemen arrived the large stone barn was well involved. The blaze was ruled suspicious and no other information on the fire was reported. Apparatus and manpower from the Fayetteville, Franklin's, Pleasant Hall and the West End Fire and Rescue companies battled the blaze. The Cumberland Valley ambulance answered one call for the day.