Friday, July 10, 2009

Clever Farm Burns

On July 10, 1939 at 11:30 a.m. firemen were alerted to a barn fire at the Frank Clever residence on the Cleversburg Road. When firemen arrived the barn was well involved and all efforts were made to protect the exposures. A lack of water hampered firefighting operations as the only water available was in the two pumpers and cistern. Water was brought in from nearby farms in milk cans. Lost in the blaze were 10 tons of alfalfa, the wheat crop, a wagon, binder and some farm machinery. A cause and damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.

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