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THEATRE FIRE INVOLVES OTHER STRUCTURES IN BUSINESS DISTRICT

Issue 2 and Volume 80.

THEATRE FIRE INVOLVES OTHER STRUCTURES IN BUSINESS DISTRICT Heavy Loss in Taunton, Mass., from Blaze in Place of Amusement—Spreads to Other Buildings in Near Proximity THE business section of Taunton, Mass., was threatened recently when flames destroyed the Park Theatre and the H. O. Rogers silver factory. So menacing did the situation appear that Chief Fred A. Leonard, of the Taunton Fire Department, sounded a general alarm and summoned assistance from Brockton and Attleboro. The fire originated from an unknown cause in the boiler room in the rear of the Park Theatre on Court Street. This was a 4-story brick structure, 35 years old, and occupying 600 square feet fronting on a 40-foot street. The theatre was a mass of flames which had involved the entire building when the first apparatus arrived on the scene in response to a box alarm at 6:14 a. m. The building had no partition…

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