An Auriesville Blaze.

Two Haybarns and a House Destroyed Friday Forenoon.

Two haybarns leased by Joseph Quackenbush, being located beside the West Shore railroad tracks at Auriesville, were completely destroyed by fire, together with their contents, between 11 and 12 o'clock Friday forenoon.

The fire started in the smaller barn of the two, owned by Jay Faulknor, and is supposed to have originated from sparks from a passing locomotive.  The building with its contents, was soon a mass of flames, and the other barn, located close at hand, quickly caught fire and was likewise destroyed.  The large barn was owned by Abram Maybee and was insured for $300 in the agency of Wellington Cross of Fultonville.

The sparks were carried across the road to the residence owned and occupied by Mr. Quackenbush and this, too, was burned to the ground.  An effort was made to remove the furniture, but the fire gained headway so rapidly that most of the contents were burned.

Both barns were filled with baled hay, it being estimated that there were between 400 and 500 tons in the two barns.  The loss will aggregate close to $10,000.


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