New Milford, CT Wood Finishing Co Fire, Feb 1902


Fire of an unknown origin, which started about 7 o'clock last night, completely destroyed the main building of the Bridgeport wood finishing company's plant at New Milford, Ct. Owing to the high wind which fanned the flames and the limited fire-fighting apparatus, it was impossible to make any headway against the fire, and all attention was turned to saving adjoining buildings. A bucket brigade was the means of saving the near-by buildings, except a small office, which was burned. It is estimated that the loss will reach $100,000.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 4 Feb 1902

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