The following list includes fires of $50,000 and over in the United States and Canada for the month of June.


Oakland—Grocery on East 14th Street damaged.

Richmond—Central Market damaged.


Berlin—Jolly Fisherman Restaurant,Reute 5, damaged.

Kent—Engelhard & Koenig, Inc., furniture factory’, destroyed.

Montville—Four buildings on Alkdale Farms. Routo 173. damaged.

Naugatuck—Naugatuck Lumber Co. damaged.

Old Saybrook—Seth Persson boatyard and adjoining yacht basin destroyed.


Wilmington—Central Building of Prices Comer Drive-In Theatre damaged.


Eastman—Dodge County Office Building, housing many county agencies, destroyed.


Aurora—Holiday Food Mart destroyed.

Bartonville—Building at the Peoria State Hospital destroyed.

Chicago—Faith Presbyterian Church destroyed.

Chicago—Gugheim Brothers Paint Co. damaged.

East St. Louis—Buildings of the State Street Lumber Co. and the Building Components Manufacturing Co. damaged.

Greenville—Greenville Manufacturing Company damaged.

Mundelein—Indian Valley Country Club, Illinois 83 near U. S. 45 damaged.

Roanoke—Roanoke Apostolic Church destroyed.

Salem—Musgrove’s Shoe Store, Jack 6c Jill children’s clothing shop damaged.

Hammond—First Baptist Church damaged.

LaPorte—Barn on Arthur Rameier farm damaged. Spontaneous ignition in green hay.

Cedar Rapids—Cedar Rapids Lumber Co. destroyed.

Orange City—Vogel Paint and Wax Co. mixing plant destroyed.


Bowling Green—Tobacco warehouse owned by Claude D. Pottinger destroyed.

Burgin—Coleman’s Lumber Yard damaged.

Covington—Hugh F. Davis Co. damaged.

Louisville—Cherokee Book and Card Shop destroyed.


Easton—Dwelling “Possum Point” of Defriez Lamer, Kirkham section of Talbot County, 5 miles west, destroyed.

Zion—Dairy barn on Joseph B. Osborne farm destroyed.


Fort Devens—Playhouse Theater No. 3 destroyed.

Gardner—Northern wing of L. & Z. Kamman Corp. damaged.

Maynard—Powder Mill Restaurant and Lounge damaged.


Fort Frances—J. A. Mathieu sawmill, 5 miles east on Rainy Lake destroyed.


Rolla—Fraternity house at University of Missmiri School of Mines & Metallurgy damaged.

St. LocusWarehouse of St. Louis Ordnance Plant damaged.

St. Louis—Melbourne Products-St. Louis, Inc., furniture factory destroyed; Val-Pak Manufactoring Corp., Masco Industries, Inc., damaged.


Kearney—Building housing showrooms, repair shops and a body shop for the B and D Motors Company on Highway 30, destroyed

Tecumseh—Building housing the Critchfield . Chevrolet Co. destroyed.


Lebanon—Half of business district and a number of homes destroyed, including department store, service station, shoe store, two men’s clothing stores, an auto supply store, poolroom, laundromat, barber shop, newsstand, hardware store, two restaurants, paint store, bicycle shop and drug store.


East Paterson—Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, damaged.

Fair Lawn—Building “H” of Abbott Court Apartments destroyed. Workman’s blowtorch,

Monroe Township—Capella Wood Enterprises destroyed.

Paterson—Dwellings at 53, 57 and 59 Holsman Street damaged.

Trenton—Tammaro Brothers banana warehouse on Route 33 destroyed.

Watehung—Estate of Marshall Sachs destroyed,

Wayne—William E. Thomas Corp. plastics plant, Route 23, damaged.

Wildwood—Lillyman’s Plumbing and Hardware Store and Aron’s 5 & 10 Cent Store destroyed.


Greenport—Barn on Poplar Farms on Old Hudson Fairgrounds destroyed.


Asheboro—L-Ranch Shop, Inc., destroyed.

Goldsboro—Southern Wholesale Corp., storage plant, U. S. 13, destroyed.

Hudson—Daco Furniture Products destroyed.

Lenoir—Keller’s Variety Store destroyed.

Lincolnton—Carolina Motel heavily damaged.

Monroe—Monroe Lumber Company destroyed.

Salemburg—Dormitory wing at Edward Military Institute destroyed.

Winston-Salem—Top Clothing Co. heavily damaged; adjacent stores damaged.


Canton—-Three apartment buildings damaged.

Cleveland—Dobeckmum Division of Dow Chemical Co. damaged. Explosion.

Eaton—Building owned by William Lehrer destroyed.

Richwood— Vernon M. Thomas Chevrolet Agency destroyed.

Toledo—Ensign Foundry Co. and former D. H. Overmyer Warehouse Co. damaged.


Eugene—Eugene Planing Mill destroyed.

Grants Pass—McCullum Lumber Co. damaged.

Oakridge—Oakridge Hotel destroyed.

Portland—Ship “Hawaiian Planter” damaged.

Portland—Northwest Packing Company damaged.

Portland—St. Adiens Episcopal Church School damaged.

Portland—Overhead Door Co. destroyed. Believed incendiary.

Willimina—Willimina Lumber Co.’s plant machinery and stock of lumber destroyed.


Annville—Bam of Albert Hostetter destroyed. Defective wiring.

Malvern—Plastimatics Co. warehouse destroyed.

Marshall’s Creek—Reptile farm destroyed and Regina Hotel, an elementary school and nearby buildings damaged, Route 209. Truck trailer loaded with nitrocarbonitrate and dynamite exploded.

Philadelphia—Service garage and 10 new cars of agency owned by John B. White damaged.


Westerly—Westerly Furniture Co. destroyed.


Chattanooga— Chattanooga Lumber and Coal Corp. damaged.


Dalla—Eleven-story uncompleted structure for Dallas County Courthouse damaged.

Denton—Creator Denton Athletic Club destroyed.


Fairfield Center—Two barns on William Howrigan farm destroyed.


Dillwyn—Building and equipment of Buffalo Wood Products Co. destroyed.

Gibson Station—Loew’s Building Supply Co. damaged.


Mineral—Mineral Grocery, tavern, apartments and two adjoining dwellings damaged.

Seattle—Clearbrook Riding Academy feed destroyed.

Seattle—Junction Market destroyed. WISCONSIN

Milwaukee—Robert Rom Co., wholesale plumbing firm completely gutted. Believed arson.

Seymour—Three business buildings destroyed or damaged.

Waukesha—Maine warehouse destroyed and offices damaged of F. P. Jay Chemical Co., Inc.

West De Pere—Jacob’s supermarket destroyed. CANADA

Fort William, Ont.—S. S. Kresge variety store and five offices above destroyed.

Lambton Mills, Ont.—Lambton Mills Magistrate’s Court destroyed and adjoining office building damaged.

Paspebiac, Que.—Building housing restaurant, bowling alley, movie theater and lingerie shop destroyed.

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THE FOLLOWING LIST includes fires of $10,000 or over in the United States for the month of November.


Gould.—Gould Elementary School building damaged.

Marshall.—Four mercantile buildings, Mays Feed Mill, Treece Theater, E. Daniel Hardware and Feed Store and Baker Drug Store damaged.

Waldron.—Har-Wood Lumber Products Co. damaged.


Marysville.—Beale Force gymnasium destroyed.

Modesto.—Cosmopolitan Foods, Inc. damaged.

Mountain View.— Trinity Methodist Church damaged.

Paso Robles.—Hot Springs Hotel, garage, theater and shops, damaged.

Sacramento.—Town & Country Village Shopping Center damaged.

San Francisco.—Seal Rocks Pavilion, Music Fair and Seal Rocks Gift Shop damaged.


Fairfield.—Fairfield Press damaged.

Hartford.—Imported Car Parts Co. damaged.

Naugatuck.—Falcon Hall destroyed.

North Branford.—Central Building Supply Co., lumber shed, damaged.

Redding.—Harvest Furniture Co. store destroyed.

Weston.—Building of Horace C. Hurlbutt, Jr., elementary school damaged.

Weston.—Compo Acres Shopping Center dam-


Wilmington.—Dwelling under construction for James G. Carr destroyed.


Washington.—Westminster Hotel damaged.

Washington.—Japanese Embassy damaged.

Washington—Washington Roofing Products Co. damaged. Suspected arson.

Washington.—Gayety Buffet and Star Rapid Valet, damaged.


Atlanta.—Robin Hood Motel damaged.

St. Simons Island—Arthur True hardware store destroyed.


Pocatello.—Young Men’s Christian Association’s new building destroyed.


Carpentersville.—Meadowdale Shopping Center, 25 stores, damaged.

Chicago.—Basement of Mr. Adams Restaurant and adjoining candy shop, damaged.

Chicago Heights.—Topps Discount Department Store damaged.

Lincoln.—Main elevator of West Lincoln Farmers Grain and Coal Co. damaged.

Maywood.—Homestead Restaurant damaged.


Indianapolis.—Lake Central Airlines hangar damaged.


Guthrie Center.—Guthrie County Courthouse destroyed.


Bangor.—Former Olympia Theater used as discount sales store by an appliance firm, destroyed.

Gorham.—Barn on Stanley H. Eames farm including eight race horses and farm machinery, destroyed.

Lisboa Falls—Home of Arael Kisonak damaged.

Mars Hill.—Large potato storage bouse and 18,000 barrels of potatoes destroyed.

Portland.—Building occupied by E. G. Foden Co., tobacco and candy products wholesalers; Marks Printing House; Inlet Manufacturing Co., men’s trousers manufacturer; Long, Libby & Hanson Co., dry goods wholesalers; and Portland Sportswear Co., manufacturers of jackets and trousers.

Yarmouth.—Hen house and 12,000 chicks on farm of Leverett D. Walsh, destroyed.


Baltimore.—St. Jerome’s Parochial School heavily damaged.


Chelsea.—Zimble Co. building damaged.

Gardner.—Otter River Hotel destroyed.

Hopkinton.—-Walnut Grove Club restaurant damaged.

Lowell.—Building of Old Colony Distributing Co., Arsenal Welding Co., Cutter Fire Brick Co., New England Shredded Paper Co. damaged.

Millbury.—Storage building, 95 West Main Street, damaged.


Jefferson City.—Jefferson Building damaged.

St. Johns.—St. Johns Community Bank damaged.


Atlantic City.—Surfside Hotel, Leonard Hotel, Stratmore Hotel, Imperial Hotel and Hollywood Hotel destroyed.

North Arlington.—Arlington Lanes Bar and Grill destroyed.

Northfield.—Mr. Big Discount Store damaged.


Colonie.—Barn on Old South Shaker Farms destroyed.


Battleboro.—M. C. Braswell Company destroyed.

Raleigh—Camp Prison Farm, warehouse and mattress-making plant destroyed.


Columbus.—Apartment building of 42 units under construction at Lincoln Village South, damaged.

Norwalk.—Golden Age Nursing Home destroyed.

Sidney.—Airstream Trailer Corp. plant damaged.

Wakeman.—Farm buildings of Dale Thomas damaged.

Windham.—Village water works plant destroyed.


Corvallis.—Lipman Wolfa Department Store damaged.

Mt. Hood.—Village store, garage, and cottages destroyed.

Oswego.—Nelsson’s Service Center destroyed.

Portland.—Jones Lumber Company damaged. Explosion.


Elizabethtown.—Barn and adjoining buildings of Ezra Hitz farm damaged.


Taunton.—Taunton Oxygen Co. damaged.

Warwick—Clubhouse of Potowomut Golf Club destroyed.


Texarkana.—Divco-Wayne Mobile Home Co., trailer assembly plant, damaged.


Burlington.—Bara on Howard Chittcndon farm destroyed.


Lake City.—Louis Zetlin’s Economy Sales Center destroyed.

Spokane.—Bennett’s wrecking yard building, troyed.

Tekoa.—Gordon Shaio’s grain elevator machinery damaged.

Wenatchee.—J. M. Wade apple warehouse damaged.


Delafield.—Sanitary Disposal Co. damaged.

Milwaukee.—Milwaukee Spring Co. damaged.