Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nickles & Stewart Barn Burns

With the size of the fire from yesterday’s post and the amount of photographs taken of the incident I thought I would add a couple more today.

On February 18, 1912 at 9:30 a.m. firemen once again pulled their combination wagons to a fire on Earl Street this time to the Nickles & Stewart’s warehouse. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn and its contents. A mule was burned in the fire but survived. Firemen were on the scene quickly but the barn was to far gone for the chemical lines to be of any use, a line was soon ran from a plug on Earl Street and the blaze was quickly controlled. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

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