Bangor Has $750,000 Fire
Three large buildings on Main Street in the heart of the business district of Bangor, Me., were destroyed by flames on the night of Feb. 13 with a loss estimated at $750,000.
For three hours the fire raged uncontrolled and assistance was called from outside cities to aid the Bangor firemen. The blaze originated from an unknown cause in the Coe Building, a four-story brick and stone structure at Columbia and Cross Streets. A second alarm followed the first within a few minutes and at
10 p. m. a general alarm was sounded. At 11.30 Mayor John Wilson called out the members of Company M of the Maine State Guard to assist in keeping order. By this time Brewer and Oldtown had sent apparatus to the scene. Milford and Orono firemen also assisted.
From the Coe Building the fire spread through a smaller structure into the four-story brick Y. W. C. A. Building at Main and Cross Streets. From here the flames communicated with the Hatch Building. A fire wall between this building and the Kims Block stopped further progress of the flames.
The Bangor firemen worked under the handicap of a snow storm and high wind and the fact that the fire had obtained big headway before it was discovered.