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  • Jesse Shutt
    2008: The first call for the Upper Dauphin County area came in 5 - ½ hours into the new year. At 05:34 hours, Box 20-6 was dispatched to 312 Berry Mountain
    Message 1 of 1070 , Jan 1, 2009
      2008: The first call for the Upper Dauphin County area came in 5 - ½
      hours into the new year. At 05:34 hours, Box 20-6 was dispatched to
      312 Berry Mountain Road, Upper Paxton Township, for a structure fire.
      Chief 20 went on the scene with a working fire on the exterior of a 3
      story log home. Fire apparently started behind the fire place in the
      living room of the house. The home owner told Chief 20 that he smelled
      something different from the chimney area the day before. When the
      damage was inspected, it appeared that years of use had dried the wall
      studs out behind the fire place and the radiant heat finally caused an
      ignition in the wall. It took over 12 hour for the fire to burn
      through the wall to the outside, where it caught air and ignited the
      wooden deck and exterior wall. 1 CAFS line pulled. One Alarm. FUC @
      05:57 hours. Units were on the scene for a little over 1-½ hours.
      Units on the scene were: Ambulance 20-2, Chief 20, Attack 20, Engine
      20, Engine 21, Tanker 21, Engine 29-1, Tanker 29, Rescue 21, Engine 26,
      Tanker 216, and Utility 21.

      Jesse Shutt
      Upper Dauphin County Fire Historian
    • jshutt_131
      45 years ago.... 1966: Fire damaged a vacant house on the former Ralph Rudy farm on Route 225 about 1-½ miles east of Halifax, with a $5,000.00 loss. The
      Message 1070 of 1070 , Jun 29, 2011
        45 years ago....

        1966: Fire damaged a vacant house on the former Ralph Rudy farm on Route 225 about 1-½ miles east of Halifax, with a $5,000.00 loss. The Powell's Valley Volunteer Fire Company was assisted by the Fisherville Volunteer Fire Company and the Halifax and Community Fire Company.

        Jesse Shutt
        Upper Dauphin County Fire Historian
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