Thursday, July 29, 2010
Metal Twp. Fire Kills Man
On July 29, 1988 at 3:58 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 14483 Shady Pine Road, Metal Twp. When firefighters arrived the one story frame house was heavily involved in fire and personnel were informed of a man still inside. Prior to their arrival the wife escaped through a bedroom window and numerous citizens attempted to rescue the man. Firefighters located the victim at the foot end of the bed but not before it was too late. The house was destroyed; a cause and damage estimate was not available. About 50 firefighters battled the blaze some remaining on the scene for almost four hours. The Fannett-Metal, Pleasant Hall, Shade Gap, Vigilant Hose, St. Thomas Twp. Mercersburg and Franklin County air wagon answered the alarm.