Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blaze Damages Carlisle Homes

On August 7, 1985 at 1:54 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 141 Elm Street, Carlisle. The blaze began in the rear of 141 and spread to the back porch 143 and 139. Because of the extreme heat, time of day and rapidly extending fire additional alarms were quickly summoned. It took firefighters from 13 companies almost one hour to control the blaze and units remained on the scene into the early evening. The house at 141 was a total loss and 143 suffered heavy fire damage to the second floor, attic and rear. 139 Elm Street sustained fire damage to the rear. One firefighter Rich Middlekauff of the Unions was treated and released from Carlisle hospital for heat exhaustion. Units from the Unions, Empire, Friendships, Cumberland-Goodwill, Newville, Boiling Springs, Mount Holly, North Middleton, West Pennsboro, Camp Hill, Hampden, Vigilant Hose and Upper Allen Twp fire companies battled the blaze with over 100 men.

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