Mutual Aid Forces Battle Armory Fire

Issue 1 and Volume 110.

Mutual Aid Forces Battle Armory Fire FEATURES —Lewistown Sun-Journal photo by Philbrick Five buildings destroyed and seven exposures damaged in Auburn, Maine, inferno Lewistown Sun-Journal photo by Philbrick ON THE EVENING of November 2, 1956, a junior rifle club was shooting on the National Guard range in the basement of the armory in Auburn, Maine. About 9:00 p.m., some of the members of the club noticed the smell of smoke but little attention was paid to the warning sign. At 9:30 p.m., as the armory was closing, the same odor of smoke was again detected but a check of the building revealed nothing and the premises were locked for the night without the fire department being notified. At 3:40 a.m., a passer-by noticed a small group of people watching a fire burning inside the armory building. He asked if the fire department had been called and was told that none…

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