Scranton Republican 7/14/1906
BIQ FIRE AT RESORT. Town of Conneaut Lake Wss Threat ened With Devastation. CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa., July 13. Fire, which broke out In the barn In the rear of the Thomas Inn, at 4:15 this afternoon, raged for two hours and for a time threatened the destruction of the entire town. Conneaut Lake Is an Atlantic City in .nature, all the buildings being of frame and the the place being a famous summer resort, owing to the Conneaut lake. The fire spread from the hotel barn to the Thomas Inn, then to Thomas' general store nearby and to several other buildings In close proximity. Help was asked .from Meadville. The paid fire department of that city made a record - breaking run, reaching Cort - neaut Lake on a special train In 18 minutes. The fire was under control at 6:15 o'clock. The loss will reach about $30,000 . ..