Bristol, PA House Fires, Feb 1904


Fire Destroys Two Houses in Bristol – Water Plugs Frozen and Firemen Left Helpless.

Bristol, Pa., Feb. 5. -- Inability to get water from a frozen fire plug resulted in the total destruction of two residences and their contents on Jefferson avenue last evening.
The new residences of GEORGE P. HIBBS and WILLIAM HANEY, at Jefferson avenue and Pond street, caught fire from a defective flue, and although the department promptly arrived the firemen were powerless to check the flames as the street hydrants were frozen.
H. P. CASE who was confined to his bed at the HANEY residence with typhoid fever had to be carried out in the night air into a neighboring residence.
The total loss is estimated at $10,000.

The Trenton Times New Jersey 1904-02-05

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