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Creamery Destroyed by Fire

A blaze was discovered in the rear of the Maurer & Son creamery (formerly the Ceder creamery) about three o’clock Wednesday morning. The alarm, it is said, was first phoned by Mrs. E. W. Lydic to central office who immediately notified Fire Chief Wayne Parker, and a general alarm was sounded.

The blaze had gained considerable headway before the alarm was given, but the fire boys responded quickly and performed very effective work, as can be readily seen by the fact that the creamery is located between the Ford Garage and the Farmers Meat Market with only a few feet of space on either side, and these buildings were not damaged, while the creamery and its contents was completely destroyed.

Cause of the fire is unknown. Mr. Maurer states that there had been no fire in the boiler for the past few days and knows of no other inflamable or combustible material in the building.

Maurer & Son will continue business temporarily in the Farmers Meat Market until such time as their building can be erected.

The Farnam Echo 15(14):1, Thursday, 14 March 1918

 



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