Thursday, May 20, 2010
Penn Twp. Barn Burns
On May 20, 1998 at 2:36 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to a barn fire at 985 Mount Rock Road, Penn Twp. When firefighters arrived the barn was well involved and beginning to collapse. Firefighters concentrated on protecting the exposures. Lost in the fire were five antique tractors, hay, a pickup truck and a skid loader. Almost 75 firefighters battled the blaze for hours. A damage estimate was not available. The Penn Twp., Newville, Mount Holly, Union, Upper Frankford, South Newton, West Pennsboro, South Middleton, Vigilant Hose and Bendersville fire companies answered the alarm. Later in the day firefighters answered a working trailer fire in North Newton Twp, but that post is for another year.