Cambridge, NE Fire, May 1909


City Lighting Plant and Other Buildings are Burned.

Cambridge, Neb., May 13. -- One of the worst fires that has ever occurred in this town aroused the citizens at 3 o'clock this morning when the Cambridge Electric Light company's entire plant burned and the dwelling house and contents owned by P. B. Cole, the city electrician, and old store building located in the same row were consumed. The loss of the lighting plant is estimated at $12,000 with $5,300 insurance and Mr. Cole's loss is about $4,000 with $1,000 insurance. This is the second fire this spring. Both fires were discovered about the same hour of the night.

The Nebraska State Journal , Lincoln, Nebraska, 14 May 1909