Saturday, February 6, 2010
Late Night Fire Burns Produce House
On February 6, 1904 at 11:30 p.m. firemen were awaken to the sound of house bells. It was soon learned that a fire was in progress at M. L. Wolf produce house, near the Western Maryland depot. A fire of undetermined origin gutted a 20 by 40 foot 1 ½ story frame building. The firemen from both companies took plugs at opposite sides of the building the Vigilant's on Fayette Street and the C.V.'s on King Street, and soon had control of the blaze. Damages were estimated at $500. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies battled the blaze.