Dearborn Lumber Yard Swept by Fire

Issue 5 and Volume 97.

Dearborn Lumber Yard Swept by Fire A fire which caused a million dollars worth of damage and which burned for thirty-six hours swept the Smith-Orr Lumber Company and the Berg-Patterson and Buck Lumber Company and threatened a warehouse leased by the U. S. Army Air Forces, in Dearborn, Mich., on February 12. Starting at 10:10 p.m. on February 12 in the office of the Smith-Orr Lumber on Warren Avenue and Anthony Street, the flames, fanned by a high wind, soon engulfed the lumber yard, spread to the nearby lumber mill, consumed the delivery truck shed and the complete fleet of trucks, jumped to a string of freight cars and involved the neighboring lumber yard of the Berg-Patterson and Buck Lumber Company, consuming all its buildings and stock piles. The U. S. Army Air Forces Warehouse, next in line, containing millions of dollars worth of airplane engines and trucks, was in…

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