Leadership

No Fire Department at this Place.

Issue 21 and Volume 1894 15.

No Fire Department at this Place. In Norway, Me., on May 11, about 1:30 o’clock, fire was discovered in the box shop of C. B. Cummings, catching from a hot journal. The shop was situated on the west side of Main street. The fire quickly spread and soon communicated to the Opera house, the finest block in the county, with two heavily stocked stores on the first floor. The town being handicaped by the lack of a fire department, it was but a few minutes before the fierce gale which was blowing at the time, carried the light inflammable matter from the box shop to the extreme eastern end of Main street, a distance of nearly threequarters of a mile away. The street was thickly populated, and some of the finest residences of the town were located on it. Help was called from Lewiston and Portland, both of which places…

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