Wednesday, November 26, 2008

J. Raymond Smith Furniture Factory Burns

On November 26, 1918 at 10:45 p.m. an alarm of fire was sounded for the J. Raymond Smith factory on East King Street. A fire of undetermined origin started in the rear of the building and spread rapidly in the dry lumber, wood shavings and varnishes. The flames had gained much headway by the time the firemen had arrived but their heroic efforts saved the front of the building used as a broom factory. A damage estimate was not available but the loss was said to reach a considerable sum. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies battled the blaze.

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