Blaze at Mapleton.

Blaze at Mapleton.

Mapleton Depot. Pa., was recently the scene of a troublesome and expensive fire, in which the absence of fire protection was severely felt. It broke out in the cellar of a store and as soon as discovered, all the fire service available, a line of hose from an adjacent hotel and a bucket brigade, attacked it. hut it spread, in spite of these crude efforts. Seeing that the destruction of the block in which it originated was inevitable and its spread to the nearby railroad building probable, assistance was asked from Huntington, and. in response. a steamer, with plenty of hose and a trained crew were dispatched to the place. With their help the hotel building, a concrete block structure, was saved, although the window frames and doors were burned out and the interior and contents badly water-soaked Strenuous efforts on the part of track hands also saved the railroad depot.

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