Friday, July 23, 2010

Frat House Burns On Britton Road

On July 23, 1997 at 6:30 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to a building fire at the Tau Kappa Epsilon Frat house at 11 Britton Road, Shippensburg Township. The first units arrived to find fire showing from the first floor windows and door. Firefighters were lucky because only two of the 30 members were in the residence at the time because of summer break. One of the two occupant stated he awoke about 4:30 a.m. and extinguished a fire on his bed before waking again about 6:30 to find the building ablaze. Former Chief Jamie White's parents awoke to the sound of breaking glass and called 911. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, South Newton Twp. and Newville fire companies responded to the fire.


wefr15 said...


Is that Andy Spots standing in the front door?

Also I didn't know that Jamie's parents were Tau Kappa Epsilon's :-)

Cincy Bill

Brad Myers said...

Sorry for the late response Bill, we just got home from a long beach weekend.

That is Greg Coy in the doorway and I guess you could look at it that Jamies parents were frat brothers. But no they just had the misfortune of loosing a way of life when the college kids took over the once quiet neighborhood.

I am surprised no one spoke up on the guy in the doorway but then again I have not checked to see if anyone has been looking.