Category Archives: Fires & firefighters

Dover Township explosion adds to long list of house blasts in York County’s past

This explosion and house fire along Carlisle Road last week captured the attention of the York community. The Dover Township, Pa., structure went up with no loss of life. It was next to a vet’s office – remembered by many as the former home of Waltermyer’s flooring – but no one and no pets were injured there either. This is not the first time a house exploded around York County.

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York-area Remembrance Day marks early observance of Gettysburg 150: Linked in to history, 4/30/13

Yorktownsquare covers Gettysburg Sesquicentennial Remembrance Day, the Casper Glattfelter family, Tom Wolf’s run for Pennsylvania governor and Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller’s death in the line of duty.

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In York, Pa., and Boston, Mass., police and emergency services workers are truly people who matter

A memorial garden featuring the names of firefighters and police officers who have died in the line of duty is to the right of the York County, Pa., emergency services building. The 911 center in Springettsbury Township is protected by a curved continuous concrete wall, between 18 and 24 inches wide.

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York’s South George Street as you’ve never seen it: Linked in to history, 2/18/13

This photograph from on high shows South George Street in York as you’ve never seen it – from the belltower of an old firehall

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Pen reportedly used for Civil War surrender linked to York County (by a thin line). Linked in to history, 1/29/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers York native and millionaire Jacob Tome, Rescue Fire Co.’s new owners, quarrying in York and York County’s potential tie to a famous Civil War pen.

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York’s Rescue Fire Company, Mack the Fire Horse’s former home, now a private residence

The nicely remodeled landmark Rescue Fire Company No. 4 building in York, Pa., now serves as a private residence.

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Burning Bridge Tavern takes name from major Civil War moment: Linked in to history, 1/22/13

The Burning Bridge Tavern in Wrightsville is named after the bridge that the Union Army burned to keep invading Confederates from crossing in the Civil War. The building, a longtime tavern, sustained its own fire in 2008.

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Amish community is the most recent group to settle in remote southeastern York County

The Amish community is the recent group to settle in remote southeastern York County

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100 years of York County firefighting: ‘It’s 100 years of brotherhood’

York County celebrates its 100th year of organized firefighting

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Lightning flashes spotlight on Hanover’s Market House: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 17, 2012

More stuff below: Haines Acres/Band camp/York City Hall One of the seemingly daily parade of storms that are hitting this area produced a lightning strike that damaged Hanover’s market. Specifically, the market’s smokestack. (Why would a market have a smokestack?) … Continue reading

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