Saturday, August 14, 2010

Book Saw Mill In Gunters Valley Destroyed By Fire

On August 14, 1930 just after midnight firemen were sent to the Book Saw Mill in Gunters Valley (near Roxbury) for a building fire. By the time the flames were noticed and the Cumberland Valley Hose Company was notified it was 4:30 a.m. The pumper arrived and placed the first stream of water on the blaze at 5:30 a.m. By 10 a.m. the blaze was extinguished and firemen left the scene. The sawmill and a large quantity of lumber was destroyed causing $10,000 in damages. A cause of the fire was not listed.

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