|Burned to the ground|
|Written by Robert Holdgreve|
|Monday, November 26, 2012 11:25 AM|
A P.F. freight engine sounded a fire alarm in the city about 12 o‘clock last night, the engineer seeing John Shaffer’s saw mills, between Bank and Ohio streets, near Fisher’s stone quarry, in flames. The fire department was on the spot in good time, notwithstanding the terribly muddy streets, but were handicapped by the accident to the small steamer.
By the time the large steamer was set at the stone quarry and water forced through the hose, the building was beyond hopes of being saved. The work of destruction was complete, Mr. Shaffer estimating that his loss will aggregate $2,500 or $3,000. He carried no insurance. Nothing was saved from the mill.
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