Five Lumber Fires in Three Weeks.

Issue 21 and Volume 44.

Five Lumber Fires in Three Weeks. What the police declare to be the fifth incendiary lumber yard fire to occur in Philadelphia within three weeks, on November 5 wiped out the plant of the Improved Moulding Manufacturing company in the northwestern section of the city. Shortlv before the fire was discovered a man was seen jumping the fence which surrounded the plant. The loss is estimated at $40,000. All the fires have occurred in the northern and northwestern sections of the city. The Lumbermen’s Exchange of Philadelphia offered a reward of $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of a firebug after the night fire at Williams’s lumberyard on November 2, when $300,000 worth of lumber was burned.

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