Elmer Moul farm blaze

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Elmer Moul farm blaze - a Butt. story saw on had t e ,a picture the...
a Butt. story saw on had t e ,a picture the came (Wednesday) MAKN M»T ; ' I 15 «M* BLAZE Fire, believed to have started from spontaneous combustion, destroyed the barn, together with this year's crops, on the farm of Elmer Moul, Uitlmore township, SMi* miles southeast southeast of York Springs, Tuesday afternoon. afternoon. So quickly did the flre gain headway that no flre companies were called, but neighbors formed a bucket brigade to save other buildings. The flre was discovered by Mrs. Moul working in the garden. Looking toward toward the barn, she saw smoke issuing from the sices and roof, and immediately immediately spread the alarm. The blaze is said to have started the haymow. According to reports from York Springs, wet hay had been placed on dry hay in same mow, the heat thus generated is believed have caused the grass to catch lire spontaneously. Much lurry l.«*t All of this year's hay and wheat crop on the SO-acre farm was consumed, consumed, icgi'tlur with considerable farming farming machinery. A mower uml two hoV-es were in the p a s t u r e fire broke out. A few chickens were lost. About seven years as°. Mr. Moul lost another barn by lire or. a farm only a rev.- miles from the one 0:1 which he new resides. No estimate of the loss could he secured, but it was said -Air. Moul suffer $5,000 damage. The barn was partly covered by insurance.

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  1. News Comet,
  2. 19 Jul 1929, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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