Thursday, July 22, 2010
Lightning Strikes Barn Destroying 130,000 Eggs
On July 22, 1994 at an unknown time firefighters were dispatched to a barn fire at Lesher's Poultry Farm, 1152 Swamp Fox Road, Franklin County. Firefighters arrived to find a 60 by 120 foot barn heavily involved in fire after being struck by lighting. A hazardous materials team had to be special called because of the burning polystyrene. Ten fire companies responded and had the fire under control in about an hour and remained on the scene several hours. Damages were estimated at $40,000. The New Franklin, Mont Alto, Marion, Greencastle, Chambersburg, Franklin, Waynesboro, Fayetteville, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm.