Sunday, May 2, 2010

Gutshall Road Home Burns

On May 2, 1987 at 2:03 a.m. Cumberland County 911 alerted fire apparatus to a house fire on the Gutshall Road, Southampton Cumberland. The blaze began in the stairwell to the basement and extended upwards before being brought under control in 36 minutes by firefighters from five companies. A state police fire Marshall ruled the blaze accident, caused by faulty wiring. A damage estimate was not available, but chief Myers noted that the damage was substantial. Two Vigilant firefighters, Robert Puffenberger and Dan Hammaker suffered minor injuries and were treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital. Firefighters remained on the scene for 3-1/2 hours. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, South Newton Twp. And Penn Twp. fire companies battled the blaze.

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