Step back in time with Minick Photography as I occasionally post my photos from past news events and features from Juniata, Mifflin, Dauphin and Cumberland Counties over the last 20 years. As a photojournalist I had the opportunity to document everyday life for our readers…good and bad.
Today’s feature – the IGA fire in the Juniata Valley Shopping Center on June 21st of 1998. The fire destroyed the IGA and adjacent Mifflintown Pharmacy. In this photo, shot on a hill overlooking the store, Mifflintown Hose Co. firefighters bravely walk across the roof as flames blow through it. This image was originally published on the front page of the Lewistown Sentinel on June 22rd, 1998. This was also the last major news event I covered for the paper before moving on to my next daily paper in Carlisle.