On September 21, 1951 at 4 p.m. firemen were sent to a barn fire 1/4 mile west of Stoughstown on the Stoughstown-Newville road. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn, attached shed and a hog pen. Firefighters remained on the scene all evening protecting exposures and wetting down the ruins. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Newville fire companies battled the blaze. Earlier in the day the Vigilant's responded to a grass fire just east of town.