Leadership

WIND AND FLYING BRANDS SPREAD FIRES IN NASHUA

Issue 11 and Volume 83.

WIND AND FLYING BRANDS SPREAD FIRES IN NASHUA Aid Rushed From Nearby Municipalities— National Guard Called Out—Refreshments Furnished Fire Fighters by Salvation Army HARRY BELKNAP FLYING embers, dry brush and grass, and wooden shingle roofs coupled with a 40-mile an hour wind, spread destruction over a wide area in Nashua, N. H., on May 4, when a fire which started beneath an old railroad bridge leaped beyond control and developed into a conflagration. Lumber yards, factories, and dwellings furnished fuel for the flames which leveled 260 buildings and left more than a thousand persons homeless. The total damage was estimated at $4,000,000. Among the buildings destroyed were the following: Proctor Brothers’ cooperage plant including fifteen buildings and more than one mile of stacked boards; the White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer Company, two buildings one of which was a 4-story brick structure containing several thousand freezers; American Box and Lumber Company,…

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