Clipped From Portsmouth Daily Times

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 - __ ^_ " *· Eighth Street Home Badly Damaged By...
__ ^_ " *· Eighth Street Home Badly Damaged By F'irc. which caused an estimated (lnni:iirp lMtwcpn *7,00() nnd SS.OOO. wiped nut tho seven-room fnimo house "«nfd |ir Fred Wessell and occupied ** Mrs."()iiie Hatfield nml her s»n Knicr^nn nt 2310 F.lghth street alKnit ' : '-"' p. in. Saturday. Thr finmcs readied the three-room [»it;iirc ooriijilpd hy Mr. and Mrs Frn\ l..vons am] fnmily on the eaft sldf i,{ tho Hptflehl home but wcr« f^insnistied lieforc- tloinc any Rrent diimajjo. A strong wind made the fin m PS hard to fight and « 'h" ^iirrnundlnc property. Tfif lirrinp of Russell B on the west side of the Hat field home, wos alao l:i inured. Tlie only thing that nnved the nrookbanks IHHIIO wirs it? slnte roof. Accrii-dipj; tr SIrn. Hstfleld K!U- was sittinB al lier miichlne sewing when she heard -s'lmc'liinx heavy fnll upstairs. She ran up t h e stairs nnd found Mint the entire house would FOOII he In a" mans of flumes'. She Clyde Hpurkc, a roomer. He called the Knst Riul-nnil Hilltop fire, companies to the scene and in short order two strennm of water were nlaying " n the blaze. Chief | Florida. Ilnltert Icdom Ktatttl that the fire hail pi'obahly started on thft roof. The house was completely snttwl. Some one watching the fire Inc that it wan getting beyond ron- trfil of the firemen, sent in Bimthnr nlnrm. r which broujjlit the Seventh street and New Roston companies thft scenfl. ·' Mr?. Hatflelrl htnte'ii that she did nnt carry uny InMirance on the iture nnrl hnuKelmld goods which were completely destroyed. Mr. Wessel, wh6 owns the home, Is In

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  1. Portsmouth Daily Times,
  2. 10 Mar 1928, Sat,
  3. Page 11

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