Fire Team Electrocuted

Fire Team Electrocuted

During a small electric storm in Hagerstown, Md., recently, an alarm of fire was sounded. While the storm was raging Fiercest, the fire wagon, driven by Howard Bomberger, proceeded down Baltimore street, when a man shouted to Mr. Bomberger to stop. About this time a wire fell, striking the driver, knocking him off, injuring him about the knee. He was thrown about lit feet. The horses ran into the wires and were both shocked to death. “John” and “Jim” were about nine years of age and were among the best fire horses in the city. They had been owned by the company for about four years and had answered calls to many fires. The horses were valued at about $400 each. They were beautiful bays and attracted attention everywhere. The loss to the fire company will be hard to replace.

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