Monday, July 12, 2010
Orrstown Barn Burns
On July 12, 1964 shortly after 11 p.m. firemen were sent to the Carl Martin farm, Orrstown R. D. 1 for a barn fire. Carl noticed the barn ablaze as he was preparing for bed and telephoned the Vigilant Hose Company. They were busy at the time battling a pole fire in Walnut Bottom so the Pleasant Hall and West End Fire companies were summoned to the scene. When firemen arrived the barn was well involved and could be seen for miles. Soon there after the Vigilant's cleared their previous call and responded to the barn fire. Vigilant Chief Charles Mouer said the fire was likely caused by defective wiring. Two pigs were lost in the blaze. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, Pleasant Hall and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm.