On March 8, 1917 at 4:15 a.m. fire station bells alerted firemen to a fire at the Thrush and Stough Carriage Factory, North Washington Street. A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the main building along with the office although firemen were able to save the surrounding buildings . Firemen had the fire under control by 8:00 a.m. Damages were estimated at $5,500. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.