Saturday, September 11, 2010

North Earl Street Home Burns

On September 11, 1952 at 2:30 a.m. firemen were sent to 8 North Earl Street for a house fire. A fire of unknown origin gutted a house and damaged two other buildings. The fire started in the bathroom of the restaurant to the rear and extended to the home. The apartment building at 6 N. Earl Street suffered smoke damage and had to be evacuated. The blaze was discovered by a borough patrol officer that smelled smoke and investigated. Upon turning in the alarm the officer assisted a firefighter in forcing the door and evacuating the two elderly residents. Firemen had the blaze under control by 3 a.m. Damages were estimated at $5,000. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

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