On May 17, 1979 just before 7 p.m. firefighters were sent to Shippensburg R.D. 6, Southampton Township Cumberland County for a wash house on fire. Little information was provided on the fire other than that the small brick and frame building was destroyed. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm, others may have assisted but were not mentioned in the article. Also in the evening firefighters battled a working shed fire on the Pinola Road, that incident was posted on this site in 2008.