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 - Fire Destroys Three Buildings And Steer; Routs...
Fire Destroys Three Buildings And Steer; Routs Two Families PLAIN CITY — A roaring fire, that County Fire Chief E. D. Jen-; there was no wiring, sen believes might have been ! Chlef Jensen to beheve started by a sparrow, razed a bam. double-garage, milking shed and burned a steer to death yesterday about 10 a.m. in Plain City. Two families were routed from adjoining homes when the roof of one burst into flame and the high in the loft of the barn where i causing a sparrow had carried a burning cig- aret to its nest there. Breeze Fanned Flames A steady breeze fanned the flames, spreading them through the barn and to the garage and milking shed, Mrs. Theron Palmer, who lives in one of the adjoining homes, second was imperiled by intense rescue d three cows and three heat. 1 calves from the burning barn. Damage to the property, owned . Sne was unable to untie one steer by Merlin England, was estimat-; and nac [ to leave it. ed at. over S10.000. Swift action by the county fire department saved at least another S10.000 worth of property. The blaze was first spotted Not One, but Five Will Be Honored On Father's Day Not just one father, but five will be honored on the annual Father's Day event this year, it is announced by Ralph Beno- __ ___ witz. ^chairman of the Chamber ) next~to" the property. of Commerce retail merchants ; Chief Jensen said the good sup- Don Skeen, w;ho lives with his family in the second home on the property, saved a family automobile parked near the burning garage by driving it over an irrigation ditch. County firemen arrived just in time to snuff the blaze on the roof of one of the homes and spray the second with water. Before they arrived, however, it appeared the home would also "20 up," and neighbors had gathered from miles around to clean the houses of all furniture and appliances. When he first saw his barn on fire from over a half-mile away, Mr. England turned a full head of water down the irrigation ditch SIGHT—Merlin England IOOKS at the remains of his barn and milking shed in Plnin City, as firemen mop up the 510,000 blaze. A double garage was also destroyed and a nearby nome damaged. Father's Day committee. 1 ply of water was one of the prin- to Hold 43 Law Officers Present as Court of Honor FBI °P ens Trainin 9 Scho ° l Nominations may be made by . cipal reasons the department was ! the public in any one of the able to save the two homes. I following categories: The father j The property was partially in- '• Troop 5, Boy Scouts of Amer-; Forty-three law enforcement of- Tomorrow the officers will at-: ficers from Weber and Davis | tend a firearms school at the Og- ', of the year in professional work, the father of the year in surod, Mr. England said. ica, will sponsor a court of honor i counties were present for opening at the social center of St. Joseph's | sessions this morning of a two- den police range. The FBI in- i structors will demonstrate use of ;

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 31 May 1955, Tue,
  3. Page 13

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