On September 10, 1949 at 7 a.m. firemen were sent to 131 Apple Avenue for a house fire. An overheated kitchen stove sparked a fire that damaged an occupied 2 1/2 story frame dwelling. Before firemen could control the blaze it damaged three rooms on the first floor and several on the second. It also extended to the outside wall and roof of an exposure house. Damages were estimated at $2,500. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies battled the fire.