Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Jumper Barn Burns Down
On June 1, 1969 at 5:40 p.m. firemen were sent to the Glen Jumper farm, Shippensburg R.D. 1, South Newton Township for a barn fire. Firemen arrived to find the barn well involved and concentrated their efforts on protecting the exposures. Firefighter hauled water from a nearby farm and the stream at Brookside to battle the fire. Lost in the blaze were 16 goats, four hogs, two antique buggies and sleighs and numerous tolls and implements. A bolt of lighting caused the fire. The Vigilant Hose Company stations 1 & 2; Newville and Penn Twp. fire companies battled the blaze until 9:15 p.m. The CV’s ambulance made two runs for the day.