Montezuma, NY Fire, June 1894
The Village of Montezuma Burning.
Syracuse, N. Y., July 28. – A special to The Standard from Savannah says: “The little village of Montezuma, just over the county line from this town, is on fire, and the flames are sweeping everything before them. The bridges are down, and, there being no telephone or telegraph line running between this village and Montezuma, no details can be obtained. A heavy thunder shower has been over this section tonight, and it is thought the fire originated from lightning.”
The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Jun 1894