1937 Fire at Howard Clymer's
Blaze Destroys Buildings At Chalfont; Origin Unknown CHALFONT, June 17—Howard A. Clymer, (’halfont butclier and former D(‘puty Sh<*rifT of Bucks county, was stepping into a friend’H automobile in front of his house, 'I’uesday night, to go to his KiwiinlH (’lub meeting in DoyleHtown, when scmieone yelled out: •'Fire!” Clymc'r glanced towar<! his house ami to his surpriHe saw «moke and fire coming out of a building in the rear of his dw(*lllng that was used as a garage and butcher shop. He changed his mind abotit ait<>ndlng his club meeting and called the Chalfont Fire Company Instead. (’lymer said he was unable to definitely estinuiti! the lf>HS and that he could not state what caused the tire, unless it was a short (drcuit in one of the two automobiles parked in the garage. The fire destroyed the garage and two pleasure cars, one belonging to (’lymer- and the other to his un(*I«‘, Abram ('lymer. Part of the butcher Khf)i) was destroyed, but flrem<‘n prevent(*<l a comtd(>te iiestruction of the end of the building where the butcher h I ioj » is located. It w'as neceHsary to destroy a riuantify of meat that was in a large refrigerator In the butcher Hhop. Butcher efiui[iment was de sf royed.