Tuesday, December 16, 2008

24 Sheep And Three Horses Lost In Blaze

On December 16, 1943 at 1:45 a.m. a fire broke out in a barn on the Stoughstown Road. A tractor shredding fodder started a fire in the fodder burning the barn and its contents. Lost in the fire were three horses, 24 head of sheep, 45 tons of hay, machinery and other items. The only water available to fight the blaze was to close to the barn to use. The area men formed a bucket brigade before the arrival of the community pumper but the flames spread to rapidly for them to be effective. A damage estimate was not available. The fire department was called back later in the day for a rekindle. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarms.

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