Mays Landing, NJ Forest Fire, May 1896

BARNS AND ORCHIDS BURNED

Ravages of the Flames in the Vicinity of May's Landing.

Special to The Inquirer.

MAY'S LANDING, N. J., May 19.---The forest fire, which was started by careless boys playing with matches around a hay stack near Estellville, did considerable damage late last night. The farm house, outbuildings and fruit orchard of Cornelius Mahan, were destroyed. The barn and peach orchard of Parker Miller, near-by, was also destroyed.

The fire burned within two hundred feet of Deputy County Clerk D. E. Iszard's property at Estellville, consuming all the fencing. William Campbell lost two barns, one of which was new. Two unoccupied houses were also destroyed. Several hundred acres of valuable woodland were destroyed.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 20 May 1896