Wednesday, May 12, 2010

3,000 Turkeys Die In Greenvillage Blaze

On May 12, 1952 shortly after 5:00 a.m. firemen were sent to the John Rice property in Greenvillage for a building fire. When firemen arrived the three story block building was heavily involved in fire. The origin of the blaze was traced to faulty wiring. Water to fight the blaze was obtained from the community fire cistern located close to the blaze and from other cisterns in the village. Lost in the fire were 3,000 turkeys, six hogs, an automobile, a large quantity of feed and equipment. Damages were estimated at $20,000 to $25,000. The Vigilant Hose, Letterkenny and Franklin fire companies battled the blaze.

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