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Fire damages house on Pa. 997

November 12, 2009|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

QUINCY, Pa. -- Firefighters from several area departments took about 25 minutes to extinguish a fire that heavily damaged a vacant home on Pa. 997 north of Waynesboro, Pa., on Thursday night.

The three-story white home at 6769 Anthony Highway was unoccupied and had a for sale sign in the front yard.

The fire, which was dispatched at 9:37 p.m., started on the first floor and spread to the second floor and possibly to the roof, according to Waynesboro Fire Department Lt. Richard Blizzard.

The cause of the fire was not known and a fire marshal has been called to investigate.

The house was built in 1908. Allison's Harness Co. Western Wear and Tack shop once occupied the home, according to Erica Allison, who once lived in the home.

Erica Allison, who came to scene Thursday night, is the granddaughter of Richard "Corky" Allison, who ran the harness shop out of the home, Erica Allison said.

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Crews were still on the scene at 11 p.m. Firefighters were using a chainsaw on the roof to try to gain access to the attic where they thought the fire was still smoldering.

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