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May 1, 1922 - Part 4 of 4

STORE AND THREE DWELLINGS BURN, conclusion

buildings had been burned to the ground.  He crowded over as far as possible and then failed to avoid a collision with the range.  He bumped the stove hard but apparently the Ford was not damaged, but the range took a considerable list toward the ditch.

Mrs. L. V. Neddeau served the members of the local fire department with sandwiches and coffee in the evening and they are grateful to her for this act of kindness for the firemen worked long past the supper-hour and that their appetites were considerably sharpened was evident by the manner in which they relished Mrs. Neddeau's refreshments.

Emory Newkirk was burned about the face while running in and out of the burning buildings rescuing furniture.  Others engaged in this work felt the sting of the heat in the faces, which blistered them slightly, and those who required it were given first air [sic] treatment by Mr. Sheehan.

The lower bridge over the old Erie canal at Auriesville which is in a dilapidated condition was burning during the latter part of the afternoon.  No one seemed to pay any attention to it.  The floor planks were blazing briskly at 5 o'clock and it was concluded the state would not have to tear it down as is the intention.  The bridge is used but little since the new concrete highway has been completed between Auriesville and Fultonville.

Tuesday morning an ice house at Auriesville in the rear of the vacant residence owned by Mrs. M. J. Quackenbush and Mrs. Jay Irving of Fultonville, was discovered on fire.  This is east of the scene of Monday's conflagration and on the south side of the street.  It is thought sparks from the burning structures lodged in the saw dust and after smoldering during the night broke out in flames this morning.  Prompt discovery averted what might have been another serious fire, a bucket brigade doing quick and decisive work.

 

 


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