On July 20, 1969 at 8:11 p.m. KGD-556 alerted all Shippensburg monitors to a building fire at Shearer Hall on the Shippensburg State College campus. Fire damaged a third floor chemistry laboratory and water damaged the first and second floors. Borough fire chief Dan Orris said the fire originated in electrical wiring in the lab. Damages were estimated at $25,000. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm. The CV ambulance also answered one run for the day.