Opera House Burns at Baldwinsville, N.Y.
The most disastrous fire which has visited Baldwinsville, N. Y., in many years occurred shortly before four o’clock Sunday morning, March 1, when the Howard Opera House block, was compltely destroyed and two others damaged. The fire, when discovered, was issuing from the rear of the buildings. The fire department quickly had seven streams on the fire, but it had gained such headway before discovery that little could be done to save the building and it was only by hard work that the Connell and Howard blocks were not a toal loss. Chief Charles Kruesse and his men did valiant service and have received many commendations. It was nearly three hours before the fire was under control. This was the first fire attended by the recently organized Hilltop Chemical Company.