The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 8, 2013

Burning garbage ignites Snyder County shed

By Robert Stoneback
The Daily Item

— RICHFIELD — Burning garbage caught a 20- by 30-foot shed on fire on a West Perry Township, Snyder County, farm on Sunday.

The shed, on property at 2335 Middle Road, was used as a loafing area for the horses of owner Jed Frymoyer, who was disposing of the garbage at about 9:10 p.m. when the fire started. No horses were in the shed at the time, according to Dale Maneval, chief of the Richfield Fire Company.

Maneval said the shed contained little besides hay.

Firefighters had the blaze under control by about 9:45 p.m. They razed the shed because of the extensive damage, the chief said.

Maneval estimated the loss at about $2,000.

Other fire departments, including Mount Pleasant Mills, East Salem, McAlisterville and Middleburg, were called, but Maneval dismissed them after his department got the fire under control.