Hot Summer Days- August 6 1900 –Congregational Church Fire

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Hot Summer Days- August 6 1900 –Congregational Church Fire
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Aug 1900, Tue  •  Page 3

Monday afternoon about 4:30 a furious electric storm passed over Lanark Village and surrounding country. The tower of the Congregational church was struck at a distance of about 100 feet
from the ground, the ball of fire descending and breaking its way through the corner of the church. The alarm was given, and the firemen were quickly on hand and soon bad a stream playing on the burning tower. About five o’clock the flames seemed to be checked, but tne water
in the tank ran low, and again it made headway. The bose were changed on to the factory steam pump, and with this strong flow the fire was com­ pletely extinguished about eight o’clock. About
twenty feet of the spire feB, and the remainder of
it is completely rimmed out. The body of the church is badly soaked with water, and the rafters la the attic are badly burned. ~ The loss is placed at about $2,500; fully insured. Servioes win be held in the town hall next Sabbath morning

Authorities say that Monday was the hottest day for 46 years

CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
08 Aug 1900, Wed  •  Page 4

CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
08 Aug 1900, Wed  •  Page 4


CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
12 Sep 1900, Wed  •  Page 1

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