Hampton Beach, NH Fire, Jun 1923

HAMPTON BEACH SAVED FROM CONFLAGRATION

HAMPTON BEACH, N H. JUNE 24--Fire departments of six cities and towns fought early today to save buildings in congested section of Hampton Beach when fire broke out at 3 o’clock in a garage. The garage housing 22 automobiles at the time, was destroyed, a hotel adjoining suffered heavy damage and two cottages were burned, but the prevailing dead calm made it possible for the firemen to prevent a further spread. The damage was estimated unofficially at 80,000.

The Bridgeport Telegram, Bridgeport, CT 25 June 1923

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FLAMES MENACE TOWN

Six Towns Send Aid, Saving Congested Section of Resort.

Hampton Beach, N. H., June 25--Fire departments of six cities and towns fought to save buildings in the congested section of Hampton Beach, when fire broke out in a garage owned by Mrs. Laura Bristol.

The garage, housing twenty-two automobiles, was destroyed, a hotel adjoining suffered heavy damage and two cottages were burned. The damage was estimated unofficially at $80,000.

The fire was caused, firemen said by a short circuit of wires in an automobile. A series of explosions resulted as the fire reached the gas tanks of cars in the garage for storage or repair.

The News, Frederick, MD 25 Jun 1923