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Mount Holly, NJ Nursery Fire, Aug 1915


Mount Holly Volunteers Save Nursery From Destruction With Water Way Off

Special to The Inquirer.

MOUNT HOLLY, N. J., Aug. 25.---Running lines of hose about three-quarters of a mile, local firemen tonight saved half of Harlold Horner's large nursery building near the town, when a fire of unknown origin threatened it with destruction. A fire wall between the portions used for storing and packing nursery stock and the stable and machinery house aided the firemen in saving much of the machinery.

The flames started in the hayloft. Persons seeing the fire first rushed in and saved the horses, wagons and some machinery. An alarm was given and the volunteer firemen from Mount Holly responded, but stopped on the way to attach the hose nearly a mile away.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 26 Aug 1915

article | by Dr. Radut