Friday, May 21, 2010

Three Alarm Fire Causes Over $1 Million In Damages

On May 21, 1985 at 9:41 p.m. firefighters were alerted to a building fire at Geyer Industries, 5274 Sunset Pike, Greene Township. First arriving units found a 45,000-square-foot building well involved. Firefighters were hampered by a lack of water and hazardous materials in the building. Approximately 200 firefighters from eight companies battled the three alarm blaze for over one hour before bringing it under control. The building contained woodworking equipment, paints, lacquers, propane, fuel tanks and other equipment. The building and almost everything in side was destroyed, damages were estimated in excess of $1 million dollars. The cause was under investigation. Dave Stepler, Franklin's was treated for smoke inhalation, Tracy Sachs, Pleasant Hall for smoke inhalation, Bob Albrecht, Fayetteville for an unknown injury and one un-named firefighter were all treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released. Firefighters from Pleasant Hall, Fayetteville, Franklin, Letterkenny, West End Fire and Rescue, Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and Chambersburg Fire Department and answered the alarm.

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