Sunday, December 27, 2009

Boher Furniture Factory Damaged By Fire

On December 27, 1893 at 10:20 p.m. the cry of fire was again heard in town. It was soon learned that the fire was at the John E. Boher finishing rooms on East King Street. A fire caused by spontaneous combustion damaged a corner of the third floor finishing room. Both Hose companies attached to plugs and had streams on the fire in a short time. The Vigilant’s took a plug on North Penn Street laying down the alley to the rear and the C.V. boys took a plug on King Street in front of the Methodist Church. The fire was difficult to control with no ladders until the firemen were able to run a line inside. The building a three-story frame and its contents also suffered water damage. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.

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