Lewiston, Me., Fights Lumber Fire

Lewiston, Me., Fights Lumber Fire

Damage estimated at $150,000 was caused by a fire on May 27, which swept the plant of the J. W. White Lumber Company in Lewiston, Me., and spread to adjoining properties.

The large 2-story building occupied by the Lewiston Handle and Dowel Company, and by the W. C. Dean Sash and Blind Works was destroyed, and the fire also burned the malt storehouse of the Eastern Distributors, the plant of the A. Comeau Woodworking Company, and four dwellings.

Firemen used shields of composition board to protect them from the fierce heat radiating from the piles of burning lumber. Aid was sent from Auburn and Portland. A conflagration was threatened; but after a hard battle of two hours, the flames were brought under control. Four firemen were overcome by smoke and several others suffered minor injuries.

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