House/Tree Fire

All three Shippensburg fire departments were called to 13 Courtney Drive in Southampton (Cumberland) Township around 2:45 p.m. Oct. 2, for a reported house fire. The fire had been contained with a garden hose until units arrived. Emergency personnel found it had melted the aluminum siding and burned a tree. Firefighters checked for any extension, and found none. Fire officials stated the cause of the fire was accidental, and units were on the scene for about 30 minutes. Vigilant Hose Co., Cumberland Valley Hose Co., West End Fire & Rescue Co., and Shippensburg Area EMS responded to the call.

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