Saturday, June 14, 2008

Boyer Barrel Factory Burns

On June 14, 1926 at 7:30 p.m., an alarm of fire was sounded for the Boyer Barrel factory located along the P.R.R. tracks, near the Domestic Engine and Pumps Company. Stoves used to dry the finished products started a fire that destroyed a 30X60 foot frame building and its contents. Firemen remained on the scene all night and into the next day to prevent flare-ups. The building housed over 30,000 barrels ready for delivery. Damages were estimated at $10,000. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies operated at the scene.

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