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  • hfd82@aol.com
    Harrisburg, Pa. 1993- 0143 hrs. 130B S.25th St Kline Village-. Hornung’s Tru-Value Hardware Store. Large two store brick 150 x 500’ commercial building.
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 1, 2004
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      Harrisburg, Pa.

      1993- 0143 hrs. 130B S.25th St Kline Village-. Hornung’s Tru-Value Hardware
      Store. Large two store brick 150 x 500’ commercial building. Store on first
      floor with offices on second. Heavy fire gutted entire hardware store. Smoke
      and water damage to varying degrees to remainder of occupants of building.
      Building is(or was) non-combustible construction with metal deck/concrete floors
      and roof. Arson was listed as the cause, either in a dumpster to the rear or
      their interior. Water proved to be a problem initially with Kline Village
      having a basic loop system and stretches of supply line had to be brought in from
      at least 25th Street. 6325 feet of 5” eventually used plus varying master
      streams from step guns and tower trucks. 130B/130A-sustained heat, water, and
      smoke damage;132-unknown; 134-had smoke, heat, water damage. The metal deck
      roof became a formidable object and was trenched about 30’ using metal cutting
      saws and slice packs. The roof was also set afire by the slice packs. Loss-in
      excess of $1.5 million. Other business effected: House of Bargains, Family
      Dollar, Nassaux-Hemsley Engineering, Bureau of Consumer Protection(Pa), Harrisburg
      Inter-Group, Answer America, Scott and Sons, K-Shopping Center Assn. (owners
      of complex), Video and Pool, U.S. Postal substation. Fire under control at
      0404. B Platoon, fifth alarm.


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    • hfd82@aol.com
      Harrisburg, Pa. 1993- At 0143 hrs. 130B S.25th St. Kline Village Shopping Center-. Hornung’s Tru-Value Hardware Store. Large two store brick 150 x
      Message 2 of 7 , Aug 1, 2005
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        Harrisburg, Pa.

        1993- At 0143 hrs. 130B S.25th St. Kline Village Shopping Center-.
        Hornung’s Tru-Value Hardware Store. Large two store brick 150 x 500’ commercial
        building. Hardware store on the first floor with offices on second. Heavy
        fire gutted the entire hardware store. Smoke and water damage to varying
        degrees to the remainder of the commercial occupants of the building. The
        building is(or was) non-combustible construction with a heavy metal deck and
        concrete floors and roof. Arson was listed as the cause, either in a dumpster to
        the rear or to the interior but it was never fully determined. Water supply
        proved to be a problem initially with Kline Village having a basic loop system
        and stretches of supply lines had to be brought in from at least 25th
        Street(over two blocks). 6325 feet of 5” eventually used plus varying master streams
        from step guns and tower trucks. 130B/130A-sustained heat, water, and smoke
        damage; 132-unknown; 134-had smoke, heat, water damage. Ventilation was a
        major problem. The metal deck roof became a formidable object and was trenched
        about 30’ using metal cutting saws and slice packs. The roof was also set
        afire by the slice packs. Loss-in excess of $1.5 million. Other business
        effected: House of Bargains, Family Dollar, Nassaux-Hemsley Engineering, Bureau of
        Consumer Protection(Pa), Harrisburg Inter-Group, Answer America, Scott and
        Sons, K-Shopping Center Assn. (owners of complex), Video and Pool, U.S. Postal
        substation. Fire under control at 0404. B Platoon, fifth alarm.


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      • hfd82@aol.com
        1801-Friendship Fire Company No. 1 was organized. This was the second organized fire company in the Borough of Harrisburg. The first was the Union formed n
        Message 3 of 7 , Aug 1, 2007
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          1801-Friendship Fire Company No. 1 was organized.  This was the second organized fire company in the Borough of Harrisburg.  The first was the Union formed n 1791.  The company’s first rig was a small hand tub similar to the two small hand pumpers at the fire museum.  The company was very active into the 1930’s but when their quarters were razed in 1937 and moved into the Paxton, activity began to decline.  The city never replaced their 1921 Ahrens Fox 750 gallon piston pumper when it was junked in 1959. An offshoot of the company in latter years was the Friendship Club.  I don’t think much exists from the Friendships any longer.





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        • hfd82@aol.com
          Here s one for ya Ken. . . 1930-An old row of eight, two story frame houses set at Ninth and State Streets.  The row was originally built in the early
          Message 4 of 7 , Aug 1, 2008
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            Here's one for ya Ken. . .

            1930-An old row of eight, two story frame houses set at Ninth and State Streets.  The row was originally built in the early 1800’s and housed the lock tenders for the Pennsylvania Canal Co.  It was known as “Cinder Row.”  Since the building of the massive concrete Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge in the late 1920’s the row sat vacant and semi-secluded, nearly underneath the big arches.  Sometime after ten p.m. a fire of unknown origin but possibly suspicious, was started between the ceiling of the second floor and the roof of one of the houses.  Box 192 and Cameron and State was “hooked” at 10:30 p.m. and the district companies worked hard to contain the damage to the lofts of three houses.  Loss was about $800.
          • hfd82@aol.com
            1993- At 0143 hrs.  130B S.25th St.   Kline Village Shopping Center-. Hornung’s Tru-Value Hardware Store.  Large two store brick 150 x 500’ commercial
            Message 5 of 7 , Aug 1, 2009
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              1993- At 0143 hrs.  130B S.25th St .   Kline Village Shopping Center -. Hornung’s Tru-Value Hardware Store.  Large two store brick 150 x 500’ commercial building.  Hardware store on the first floor with offices on second.  Heavy fire gutted the entire hardware store. Smoke and water damage to varying degrees to the remainder of the commercial occupants of the building.  The building is(or was) non-combustible construction with a heavy metal deck and concrete floors and roof.  Arson was listed as the cause, either in a dumpster to the rear or to the interior but it was never fully determined. Water supply proved to be a problem initially with Kline Village having a basic loop system and stretches of supply lines had to be brought in from at least 25th Street (over two blocks).  6325 feet of 5” eventually used plus varying master streams from step guns and tower trucks. 130B/130A-sustained heat, water, and smoke damage; 132-unknown; 134-had smoke, heat, water damage.  Ventilation was a major problem. The metal deck roof became a formidable object and was trenched about 30’ using metal cutting saws and slice packs.  The roof was also set afire by the slice packs. Loss-in excess of $1.5 million. Other business effected: House of Bargains, Family Dollar, Nassaux-Hemsley Engineering, Bureau of Consumer Protection(Pa), Harrisburg Inter-Group, Answer America , Scott and Sons, K-Shopping Center  Assn. (owners of  complex), Video and Pool , U.S. Postal substation.  Fire under control at 0404.  B Platoon, fifth alarm.
            • hfd82@aol.com
              1801-Friendship Fire Company No. 1 was organized. This was the second fire company in the Borough of Harrisburg. The first was the Union formed in 1791. The
              Message 6 of 7 , Aug 1, 2010
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                1801-Friendship Fire Company No. 1 was organized.  This was the second fire company in the Borough of Harrisburg.  The first was the Union formed in 1791.  The company’s first rig was a small hand tub similar to the two small hand pumpers at the fire museum.  The company was very active into the 1930’s but when their quarters were razed in 1937 and moved into the Paxton, activity began to decline.  The city never replaced their 1921 Ahrens Fox 750 gallon piston pumper when it was junked in 1959. An offshoot of the company in latter years was the Friendship Club.  The company never formally dissolved, it simply faded away. After the Friendship Club closed their doors sometime in the late 90’s, the fire museum was given what few artifacts and minute books remained.

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