Friday, August 27, 2010

Upper Strasburg Home And Out Buildings Destroyed

On August 27, 1969 at 2:20 p.m. firemen were sent to the Andrew Neil residence in Upper Strasburg for a house fire. When firemen arrived the 1 1/2 story frame house was well involved and rapidly extending to numerous exposures. Two small adjoining buildings along with all the family's possessions and an automobile were destroyed in the fire. Vigilant firemen Randy Eastep was treated at Chambersburg Hospital for smoke inhalation and the owner of the house was treated for shock. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose, West End Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Hall and Letterkenny fire companies answered the alarm. The Vigilant's also extinguished a grass fire along the Penn Central railroad tracks on North Prince Street at 7 p.m. Other than the fire the CV ambulance made one other run for the day.

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