It was a Friday evening and I was at the movies with my parents, at the Budd Theatre in Lykens. My Dad was Lykens' Assistant Engineer at the time. Most pumpers in the area were limited to 250 to 300 gallon tanks with 30 gallon per minute booster lines as the first off line in rural areas. That's not much of a challenge for a working Church fire. Gratz would have had a 1940's era Ford open cab pumper, Elizabethville: a 1934 Studebaker, Lykens: a 1941 International, Fisherville had their Federal pumper, Millersburg: the 1940's era International, Hegins had a Square tank tanker on a Studebaker chassis that was fabricated by Swabs. I remember the next day my Dad took us for a ride to see it. It was a smoking hole in the ground. A new Church was built directly across the street from the one that burned.