Putnam, CT Building Fires, Nov 1912

NOT OVER $100,000.

TOTAL LOSS OF INCENDIARY FIRE AT PUTNAM, CONN.

Putnam, Conn., Nov. 22. -- The total loss resulting from the burning of half a dozen or more buildings in the business center of the city, last night will not exceed $100,000, it is estimated today and may be somewhat under that figure. The police say that all the indications are that the fire was set in accordance with a carefully laid plan and search is being made for a man who was to leave the lumber yard of the E. M. Wheaton company, where the fire started about the time it was discovered. The firemen were still pouring water on the smouldering ruins this morning.

Portsmouth Herald New Hampshire 1912-11-23