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Muckleratz Mobile Home Fire
Muckleratz - Jackson Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

December 27, 1978

A family of six lost their lives in the early morning hours of December 27, 1978. Their three bedroom mobile home was fully involved upon the arrival of firefighters from Elizabethville, Fisherville, and Carsonville at 4:22 a.m. The trailer was located in the Muckleratz/Deitertown area of Jackson Township, about 1? miles south of Elizabethville. The roof was collapsed at the time of the arrival according to Fire Chief Charles C Wertz of the Reliance Hose Company No. 1 of Elizabethville. The father of the owner of the trailer, who lived next door was unaware of any problem until awakened by Assistant Fire Chief Jacque Wertz. Killed in the fire was Nathan Weaver, his wife Beulah, and four children ages 2 to 15. The cause of the fire was believed to be in or near the oil burner area. It appeared the parents may have been trying to rescue the children due to the location of their bodies when recovered.

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