Leadership

Melrose Threatened

Issue 6 and Volume 88.

Melrose Threatened The business center of Melrose, Mass., was threatened with destruction by fire on the afternoon of May 18 when a fierce blaze destroyed the Benson Coal Yard adjoining the Boston and Maine Railway Tracks. Chief Frank C. Newman called aid from Medford, Malden, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Saugus. Three frame buildings in the coal yard, a wooden trestle, coal car, and a shed of the Deering Lumber Company were burned. The roofs of several dwellings were ignited by flying embers.

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