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Paul Barn Fire
Rife, PA

January 29, 1966

On the cold night of January 29, 1966, during a heavy snowstorm, the large barn owned by Lester Paul, located near Wiconisco Creek to the south of the village of Rife in Upper Paxton Township, was destroyed by fire. The extreme cold and blowing snow complicated the firefighting operations. The barn was a complete loss. After the fire, a flatbed truck from North Penn Hide was brought to the scene to haul the frozen hoses back to the fire stations to be thawed.

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