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DESTRUCTIVE EPIDEMIC OF FIRES SWEEPS NEW JERSEY SHORE AREA

Issue 8 and Volume 102.

DESTRUCTIVE EPIDEMIC OF FIRES SWEEPS NEW JERSEY SHORE AREA Some Attributed to Arson; Mutual Aid Proves Highly Effective In Controlling Threatening Fires IT got so that firemen along the North New Jersey Shore area ran to the fire house no matter whose alarm went off, for the rule seemed that a general alarm was soon to follow. In one of the worst fire epidemics in the history of the Shore area, more than a million dollars in damage has been counted over the first six month of 1949. Whether business houses or residential homes, none was immune to the ravages of the series of blazes. From the promptly discovered arson attempt at the huge Mirabelli clothing factory in Neptune City, to the too-latediscovered furniture factory fire in Hightstown, Shore firemen have answered no less than a dozen multiple alarm fires and two general alarm blazes. In Shore fire language, the…

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