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 - Open the home Vir- of from FIRE HOMPSAVED...
Open the home Vir- of from FIRE HOMPSAVED $15,000 Damage Caused As Blaze Levels House, Barn and Contents Three persons^one a baby several months old, were saved from their blazing farmhouse early yesterday morning as fire of undetermined origin leveled the 150-year- old McMillan Homestead, barns contents, on the North Bloomfield road, four miles west of Canandaigua, causing damage estimated at 115,000. Mr .and Mrs. Freeman Orr and their child were awakened by neighbors as the fire, which started in a barn near the road, to the house and crept toward their sleeping rooms in the story and a hair house. The fire was discovered about o'clock by Harold rforthrup, Jr., I.when he was awakened by the a ' o f the blaze, reflecting in-his room of his home next door. ' He hastened downstairs to awaken his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Northrup, Sr, who notified Fran-1 Merrill Hose Company. When pas- I reached the home, the rear are from Mary house was already ablaze. The occupants were awakened and escapee! to the outdoors in their night clothing. Ten tons of alfalfa, a quantity threshed barley and farming implements owned by'Harold Northrup and stored in the barn were destroyed. Two pigs and an automobile owned by Orr were also consumed by the flames. Household furnishings were saved by firemen and neighbors. The homestead was built 150 years ago and was known as tavern. It was owned by.Mrs. McMillan of Canandaigua, who leased it to Northrup. Orr, in was a tenant farmer." The house was 75 feet in length and the barn was over 100 feet Because of the proximity of the wells to the burning buildings, firemen were hampered in their use Water to quell the flames, which had a head start before they arrived. The loss was covered partially toy insurance; J^_ wh ^Ji^5^L^* I

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  1. The Daily Messenger,
  2. 05 Sep 1939, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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