Sunday, August 1, 2010

$30,000 Damage In Barn Fire

On August 1, 1965 3:45 a.m. firemen responded to a barn fire at the Richard McDonald farm on Shippensburg R.D. 2. A bolt of lightning struck the barn destroying it and a two story work shop nearby. Lost in the barn was a truck and three small lambs. The barn was said to be one of the largest in the area. Damages were estimated at $30,000. The Vigilant Hose , West End Fire and Rescue, Fayetteville, Franklin and Letterkenny fire companies battled the blaze. The Vigilant's returned to the scene for a rekindle at 10:25 a.m.

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