Biddeford, ME Hospital Fire, Mar 1906


Umbrellas Held Over Patient In a Maine Burning Hospital.

BIDDEFORD, Me., March 14--Seventeen patients at the Trull Hospital in May Street, this city, were removed from their beds today during a fire which destroyed a portion of the building, and the surgeons at the hospital completed an operation upon a female patient while the firemen were at work and while umbrellas were held over the operating table to ward off the water which was leaking into the operating room from the upper part of the building.

The fire, which was confined to two upper floors of the hospital, caused a loss of $15,000.

It was found possible to fit up the street floor of the hospital to accommodate all the patients.

The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Mar 1906