Oswego Lumber Yard Swept by Fire

Issue 8 and Volume 98.

Oswego Lumber Yard Swept by Fire Fire, origin unknown, on July 5, destroyed the main yard and office of the Neal and O’Brien Lumber Company, located on West Second Street, a block and a half from the main business section of Oswego, New York, causing a loss of $250,000. The fire was discovered at 12:30 P. M. by a passerby who verbally transmitted the alarm. An alarm was sent from Box 71 about the same time. When the fireman from a truck company a block away responded to the verbal alarm, flames were already breaking through the roof. The fire started in the main office and had been burning for some time when discovered. The Oswego Fire Department, assisted by the Fort Ontario Fire Department under the direction of Chief George Paino, brought the fire under control several hours late.r. Consumed in the flames were roofing materials, dressed lumber, paints,…

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