01 - 10 - 2014 Afternoon blaze burns Burnham home in a total loss
[LS] - A home, located right behind the Burnham Fire Company on Third Ave., was totaled by a fire that broke out yesterday afternoon. Chief Matt Harpster took command of the operation that included 10 fire companies from Mifflin Co. He told the Lewistown Sentinel that, " We were able to make a quick stop on it," adding that "This helped keep the structure standing, at the very least." It is believed that the fire started in the rear of the of the home, which the owners used as storage. It was after 7pm last night before the scene was brought under control. There were fire companies in 3 other counties on standby while the blaze was fought.