Costly Farm Fire in Monroe, Conn.

Issue 1 and Volume 106.

Costly Farm Fire in Monroe, Conn. Fire destroyed the main barn and milk bottling plant of the Raymond Whitney farm in Monroe, Conn., on December 9, causing damage estimated at $100,000. More than 100 head of cattle were led from the burning buildings, but two calves and a steer were destroyed in the fire. Origin of the blaze, one of the most spectacular seen in Monroe in several years, is undetermined. The loss is partially covered by insurance. About 150 tons of baled hay in the main barn was a total loss. Firefighters from the surrounding towns of Long Hill, Newtown, Stepney, Trumbull and Shelton joined Monroe firemen in battling the blaze. At one time there were 100 firefighters engaged in the operation. One fireman, a member of the Long Hill Fire Department, was injured during the height of the fire. Operating one of the most modern farms in Southern…

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