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Honey Tree Brush Fire
Millersburg, PA

November 14, 1952

On November 14, 1952 at 7:45 p.m. a fire was discovered at the foot of the Mahantango Mountain. The fire covered a quarter of an acre and burned brush, trees and a large dead stub. The Millersburg fire company responded. After putting water on the large stub, it was still smoking. So a fireman placed his hand in the stub to see if there was any heat. He immediately pulled his hand back out and found it to be covered with smoke-dazed stinging honey bees. The tree was full of spoiled honey.

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