75 Years Ago
Fire Destroyed Barn
November 24, 2021
Herald of Nov. 26, 1946
Fire completely destroyed the large barn and three silos on the Paul Martz farm along Woodbury Pike. The farm was occupied by Kenneth Martz. Total estimated loss was $14,000. Martinsburg Fire Chief Frank Teeter declared that a portable pump to pump water to the truck would have helped to fight the fire, but at $300 the pump would be a costly purchase.
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