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
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