Saturday, May 8, 2010

House Fire On Steelstown Road

On May 8, 1999 at 5 p.m. units were alerted to a house fire at 213 Steelstown Road, North Newton Township. The fire began when lightning struck the electric wires leading to a wash house attached to the home. Quick work by firefighters from four companies contained the fire to the wall leaving the house livable. Damages were estimated at $3,000 to $4,000. The Newville, Upper Frankford, West Pennsboro Twp. and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

At 1 a.m. the Vigilant's responded to a dumpster fire at College Park Apartments. Again at 2:13 a.m. the Vigilant's responded to a dumpster fire at Bard Meadow Apartments, then at 2:26 p.m. the Vigilant's, CV's and WEFR responded to an auto accident at King and Earl Streets. At 6:28 p.m. local firefighters finished there day with an auto accident on the Walnut Bottom Road in front of the Amerihost Inn. The Vigilant's and Newville fire companies answered the rescue local.

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