Buttorff bakery fire

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Buttorff bakery fire - the Monday. on D. D. make 2:30 M. ra- and pro-...
the Monday. on D. D. make 2:30 M. ra- and pro- t e d in Fire Razes Holly Home and Bakery A twiknry, store and ono home were razod and a church and other dwelling were damaged by I he worst fire In Mt. Holly Springs, In more than ten years Sunday rftcrnoon. The actual loss has riot yet been fixed, but unofficial estimates place the damage at more than $10,000. The fire broko out shortly after 2 o'clock In the Mt. Holly Bakery, purchased two week* ago by Harry Buttorff, of Mt. Holly Springs, and Paul Bowers, formerly of Littlest/own. Firemen of the Citizens Firo Company, of Mt. Holly, worn summoned, but when they hooked their lines to the municipal fire plugs, they were unable to obtain any water. In a few minutes the blaze, aided by Ih.f* *itffLflv U / l n H o crimon vc»,^lf41«r -i.c Att.auy wmus, spreaa rapiuiy through the two-and-a-half story frame structure, endangering the entire block of dwellings. The Union Fire Company and Cumberland Fire Company, both of Carlisle, were summoned, and arrived to aid the Mt. Holly flre- nien, who rushed to the Mountain Creek a. half-block to the rear of the fire in an effort to obtain water. Within ten minutes the flames liad ruined the entire bakery, the storerooms of the bake shop, and the home adjoining the bakery, where Bowers' family resided. The Bowers family was absent when blaze broke out. Origin Undetermined On the opposite side of Oie small alley at the bakery, the Mt. Holly Lutheran church, a brick building, caught fire as the eaves and wooden windowsills began bnrning. The combined efforts of ^V^*i /"*n-v-1-I *-ln f . -- _I -m a-* T"r---i»_- ** was Holly firemen, firemen, using more than a dozen hose lines extending to the creek, brought the blaze under control after three-quarters of an hour of stiff battling against the rapidly- spreading fire. The exact orgin of the blaze has not been determined. Buttorff said he was in the place less half-hour before the flames were seen spurting through the roof. Buttorff said he went to the bakery to stir up the flre preparatory to beginning Monday's baking. At that time he noticed no Games. Buttorff said that most of the loss at the bakery and the adjoining home was covered by insurance. insurance. He and Bowers took over bakery June 23. The lack of water at the tune the blaze was discovered was attributed attributed to a fire hydrant out of commission by one of the officials of the fire company. He said that repeated requests have been made to the Mt. Holly Water Company to repair the hydrant after a test proved that many of the water plugs failed to function properly.

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  1. News Comet,
  2. 17 Jul 1936, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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