Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another Stable Burns In Town

On September 6, 1872 about 10:30 p.m. the towns’ people were aroused by the cry of “fire”. It was soon learned that the fire was to the rear of West King Street in the stables belonging to George Stewart and owned by William McLean (if you know anything about the town’s history you are aware these were two prominent citizens). The blaze quickly extended across the alley to another stable. Both stables and their contents were completely destroyed. Thanks to a northwest wind the sparks were blown away from the homes along King Street preventing further damage. A cause and damage estimate was not available although at the time it was thought that the fire was intentionally set. The Vigilant Fire and Cumberland Valley Fire companies answered the alarm.

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