Leadership

Bangor Has $750,000 Fire

Issue 5 and Volume 80.

Bangor Has $750,000 Fire Three large buildings on Main Street in the heart of the business district of Bangor, Me., were destroyed by flames on the night of Feb. 13 with a loss estimated at $750,000. For three hours the fire raged uncontrolled and assistance was called from outside cities to aid the Bangor firemen. The blaze originated from an unknown cause in the Coe Building, a four-story brick and stone structure at Columbia and Cross Streets. A second alarm followed the first within a few minutes and at 10 p. m. a general alarm was sounded. At 11.30 Mayor John Wilson called out the members of Company M of the Maine State Guard to assist in keeping order. By this time Brewer and Oldtown had sent apparatus to the scene. Milford and Orono firemen also assisted. From the Coe Building the fire spread through a smaller structure into the…

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