Greenland, NH Barn Fire, Jun 1910


Barn and Cow Stable on Pickering Farm Burned to Ground.

A barn and a cow stable on the Pickering farm on the shore of Great Bay in Greenland, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday evening, and the reflection from the flames lighted up the sky for miles around.

The farm has been vacant for some time, being sold by the Pickering brothers, J. B. and Edwin to John H. Brackett of Greenland some six years ago. It has been vacant for some time, the barn being used by W. R. Weeks and I. N. Carr for the storage of hay and there were about ten tons destroyed by the fire.

Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Carr's men were there after hay and the fire was discovered at 8:15 by W. R. Weeks, and it was then breaking through the roof of the barn. The flames had such headway that there was no hope of saving the barn or the cow shed, but by organizing a bucket brigade the flames were kept from the house.

The fire is thought to have been started by a tramp, who went into the barn to sleep. The loss is about $2500, with no insurance.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 8 Jun 1910