At 12:55 am, on Thursday, January 19th, Chris Peters awoke to find heavy smoke filling his home at 607 Franklin Crossroads. He and the other occupants escaped the house without injury and called the fire department, but the house was already fully involved.
Stephensburg Fire Department arrived at 1:03 am and remained until 10pm, Thursday evening. West 84 and White Mills Fire Departments provided mutual aid. A total of eight apparatus were in service, and nineteen firefighters fought to control the blaze.
Stephensburg Fire Department Chief Richard Peters says the house was owned by Chris's father, Dale Peters. The one-story wood structure held more than a century