Lumber Fire Loss Put at $250,000

Issue 5 and Volume 94.

Lumber Fire Loss Put at $250,000 A number of companies in Lancaster County, Pa., had their hands full at a fire which, whipped by a forty-mile gale, leveled a coal, lumber and feed plant in Rohrerstown and endangered surrounding residences and property. Practically all of the fire fighting apparatus in western and central Lancaster County was rushed to the scene to help halt the fire which was considered the worst in the history of the county. Fire was discovered about six in the morning. Aided by a strong wind, the flames spread rapidly to piles of lumber and to buildings. It soon became necessary to summon aid from surrounding towns and villages. Firemen were greatly hampered in their efforts by the lack of an accessible water supply. It was necessary to relay water from distant sources to the fire, the longest relay being one mile long and requiring five engines.…

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