Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ranch House Burns

On July 13, 2000 at 10:18 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to 308 Middle Road, Upper Mifflin Township for a house fire. When firefighters arrived fire was already venting from the roof of the brick ranch style home. The two alarm blaze took firefighters from seven companies about 30 minutes to control. The blaze started when a four year old child was left unattended on the first floor with a burning candle. It was believed the child played with the candle starting the fire. A damage estimate was not available. The Newville, Upper Frankford, Newburg-Hopewell, West Pennsboro, Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies answered the alarm. Earlier in the day at 2:21 a.m. the Vigilant's, CV's and WEFR an outside investigation at the Mellon Bank, 153 W. Orange Street. And then at 9:12 p.m. the Vigilant's and WEFR responded to an auto accident in front of Kmart on the Walnut Bottom Road.

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