Sunday, May 9, 2010
Faulty Motor Causes Fire
On May 9, 1987 at 7:10 p.m. firefighters were alerted to a sawmill fire at the Path Valley Planing Mill, 17,475 Path Valley Road. An overheated diesel motor started the fire that destroyed the building. When firefighter arrived the building was well involved and the wind was spreading it to saw dust piles. More than 75 firefighters from eight companies battled the blaze and remained on the scene over three hours. Damages were estimated at $65,000-$70,000. The Fannett-Metal, St. Thomas, Shade Gap, McConnellsburg, Mercersburg, Pleasant Hall, Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies assisted at the scene.