1910 - FIRE THREATENS A TOWN - Powder Explodes In Conflagration At Ebensburg, Pa.
Ebensburg, Pa., April 13. — A conflagration, which lighted the heavens for miles around, and threatened for a time to wipe out this place was checked early this morning by the hard work of firemen aided by hundreds of citizens.
The loss caused by the fire will reach $125,000.
One man, injured by falling wells, will probably die. Four others were more or less bruised and cut by falling timbers and flying glass.
Powder stored in a hardware store exploded while the fire was at its fiercest stage, blowing walls outward and almost causing a panic. Seven business buildings and several residences were destroyed.
Ebensburg is high in the mountains and the light from the fire was easily discerned miles away.
April 14, 1910
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