On June 19, 1978 at 8:42 a.m. Shippensburg firefighters were dispatched to a building fire at the Doc Norcross baseball field on South Fayette Street. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the garage portion of the building and had the blaze under control in short time. The cause was undetermined but it was not considered suspicious. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm.