Middletown, PA Town Fire, Apr 1910

Some of the Ruins Ruins

75 BUILDINGS DESTROYED.

BUSINESS SECTION OF MIDDLETOWN, PA., BURNED -- FLAMES STOPPED BY USE OF EXPLOSIVES.

Harrisburg, Pa., April 9. -- The business section of Middletown, nine miles from this city, an important manufacturing town of about 10,000 people, was swept by fire today, about 75 buildings being burned, with a loss of about $200,000.
By the combined efforts of firemen from this city, Lancaster, Columbia, and Steelton, and the use of explosives, the spread of the fire was stopped.
Sparks ignited buildings of the Middletown Fair association and houses in Royalton, half a mile away. The fair buildings and 12 frame houses in Royalton were burned.

Colorado Springs Gazette Colorado 1910-04-10