Portland, ME Light Works Fire, Nov 1894


Fierce Fire at Portland, Me., Valuable Machinery Burned.

PORTLAND, Me., Nov. 8.--Fire yesterday morning in the electric light works, caused damage of less than $1,000 to the building, but all the valuable machinery used for lighting the city was deluged with water so that the loss will be $5,000 and perhaps more. The company gives out an estimate of the loss as $100,000. The armories occupied by the National Guard companies in the same building were destroyed.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 8 Nov 1894