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Milton, DE Flames Destroy Village, Aug 1909

FLAMES WIPE OUT ENTIRE VILLAGE.

Milton, Del., Aug. 13 -- Almost the entire town of Milton was destroyed by fire early today. Nearly 100 houses, a lumber yard and a bank building were destroyed. The loss will exceed $100,000. Several hundred persons were made homeless by the fire. Aid was summoned from surrounding points, but because of a wreck on the Delaware railroad, fire apparatus could not be brought to Milton in time to be of much use. Only twelve houses escaped the flames.

Hamilton Telegraph Ohio 1909-08-19



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