Monday, July 26, 2010
Building Fire At 75 East King Street
On July 26, 1915 at 1 a.m. firemen were alerted to a building fire at 75 East King Street in the Henry J. Duke building occupied by H. W. Irving restaurant. The blaze started on the west side of the restaurant sales room next to the Hollar building. Firemen from both companies were soon on the scene both taking plugs with their wagons and had five streams of water on the blaze in short order. Thanks to the lack of wind and strong water pressure what looked like a conflagration was soon subdued by local firemen. The fire was declared completely under control by 2:30 a.m. but firemen remained on the scene through out the night. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies battled the blaze.