Elizabethville Mountian Fire. 1923
MANY STATE FIRES Harrisburg, Pa., April 25. Five thousand acres of timberland in northern Dauphin county is being swept by a serious forest fire which at 11 o'clock tonight was within a few hundred yards of Elizabethville, Hundreds of men, women and boys from Halifax, Millersburg, Elizabethville and Lykens have been mobilized in an effort to check the fire which ten o'clock tonight has been j spreading iaster man a man can run. The fire started at ten o'clock this morning, swept along the north side of the ridge and started back toward Elizabethville. . Business in Halifax, Elizabethville and other nearby towns are virtually suspended. AA stiff wind which sprang ud shortly after ten o'clock sent the fire again beyond control and the forces are again being mobilized to protect the town. The farm house, barn and other buildings on the farm of John Har - man, about three miles from Elizabethville, were burned to the ground. The farm was located near the top of Armstrong ridge. One hundred and sixteen forest fires, in different parts of the state, had been reported to the state forestry department for the 24 hours ending at four .o'clock. No loss of life was shown by the reports but a great acreage was burned. Fifty four fires were reported for the 24 hours ending at four o'clock yesterday.