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October 4, 2013

In brief: 4 companies battle blaze near Lilly

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Firefighters responded to a house fire near Lilly at 1:54 a.m. Friday.

Volunteers from Lilly, Portage, Cresson and Ashville were on the scene for three hours, battling a fire on the

600 block of Farmers Turnpike.

No injuries were reported.

Bus riders evacuated after engine fire

About 30 passengers on a tour bus headed to Pittsburgh were evacuated Friday morning in Jackson Township after a fire started in the engine compartment, authorities said.

The passengers from an organization called Ladies of Faith were onboard a Fullington bus company vehicle

when the fire broke out at 10:13 a.m., police Sgt. Kristy Vaught said.

The bus stopped in the west bound lane on state Route 22 near Dishong Mountain Road to evacuate passengers.

A Jackson Township firefighter arrived to put out the fire.

No injuries were reported, Vaught said.

The group waited about 45 minutes for another bus to arrive and take them to a convention in Pittsburgh, she said.

Red Cross schedules training classes

The local Red Cross will host  health and safety courses this month at the local chapter office located at 250 Jari Drive in Richland Township.

The American Red Cross will hold emergency training classes for residents of Cambria County in October.

The following courses will be held:

Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator, 9 a.m. to noon Thursday; $70.

Adult first aid, CPR/AED, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23; $90.

Adult CPR/AED, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 23; $70.

CPR/AED for professional rescuers and health care providers, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24; $110.

CPR/AED for professional rescuers and health care providers, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 24; $110.

The Red Cross also will offer online training for student athletes, coaches and spectators to further prepare individuals who attend sporting events.

To register, call 800-RED-CROSS or go to

Historical society to offer series of lectures

Cambria County Historical Society will present a series of fall lectures beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kimball Conference Center, 217 W. High St., Ebensburg.

For the first lecture Monday, local authors James and Suzanne Gindlesberger will review the Civil War battle of New Market and connect the stories of the 54 men from Cambria County involved in the fight.

Judith Redline Coopey will review her book “Waterproof,” a novel about the aftermath of the 1889 Johnstown Flood, on Oct. 30.

Nikki Bosley will portray Mrs. Wyatt Earp in period dress and tell the story of the Earp wives for the last lecture Nov. 20.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Information: 472-6674.


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