Leadership

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Issue 3 and Volume 97.

WITH OUR READERS Business Block Swept by Fire To the Editor: On January 26, one of the worst fires in the Borough of Fairlawn, N. J., occurred. The Radburn Plaza Building was swept by fire. The blaze was discovered by a passing police officer at 2:54 a. m. Four engine and one truck company responded to the alarm, but when the blaze spread, three fire companies from nearby Hawthorne were called in. The volunteer firemen from both towns fought the fire for more than six hours before bringing it under control. An estimate by Fire Chief Richard Kuiken put the damage at over $150,000. Twelve firemen were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and lacerations. None of them required hospitalization. Four stores, two offices, the community library and the meeting room of the Radburn Church were completely gutted. The building suffered a loss of $45,000 on March 23, 1942,…

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