On May 15, 1907 at 2:10 p.m. an alarm of fire was received for a house fire on South Fayette Street near the Reading Railroad trestle. Firemen arrived quickly forcing doors, removing furniture and getting streams on the blaze. The attic and most of the second floor were destroyed, the remainder of the home suffered water damage. It was believed the blaze was caused by a spark from a passing Reading RR locomotive. Damages were estimated at $600. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.