Maysville, KY Sawmill Fire, July 1911

HEAVY DAMAGE DONE BY MAYSVILLE FIRE

(Special to The Herald.)

MAYSVILLE, Ky., July 25. -- The large sawmill of W. B. Matthews & Company was entirely destroyed here this afternoon by fire.  A high wind drove the sparks down the flue into the shaving box, which ignited, setting fire to the plant.  This is the third time the mill has been burned.  The fiirst [sic] fire occurred in 1872.

The loss is between $15,000 and $20,000 without any insurance.  Employes of the mill lost several hundred dollars woth [sic] of tools and clothing.

Lexington Herald, Lexington, Kentucky 26 Jul 1911

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