On June 12, 1996 at 9:55 p.m. firefighters were alerted to a house fire at 1239 Fourth Avenue, Scotland. A kitchen stove left on unattended sparked a blaze that caused $15,000 in damages to the dwelling. First arriving firefighters encountered flames from the kitchen and were able to contain the blaze to that room in a short time. The remainder of the house suffered heat and smoke damage. Units remained on the scene until 11:35 p.m. The Fayetteville, West End Fire and Rescue, Cumberland Valley Hose and Franklin fire companies answered the alarm.