Blairstown Picture Theatre Burned
Two frame buildings on Main street, in the central section of Blairstown, N. J. and occupied by a moving picture theatre and five families were recently burned, the fire being fanned by a strong wind. The flames started in the rear of the moving picture house, and were discovered at 2 a.m. Chief George D. Bunnell responded with a ladder truck and a hose carriage and a company of twenty men, who were assisted by others. The fire was well under way in the rear of the theatre, which was destroyed, and spread to the apartments in the adjoining building, which was occupied by the five families. The hydrant pressure was sufficient for good hydrant streams and four were thrown, two single and two double hydrants, fifty and seventyfive feet apart, being available. Two thousand five hundred feet of Eureka rubber-lined hose was in service. The loss amounted to $18,000 on buildings and $10,000 on contents, consisting of moving picture apparatus, pool tables and household goods.