Tottenham, ON Fire, Jun 1895


Several Streets in Tottenham, Ontario, Swept by Flames.

TOTTENHAM, Ontario, June 18--Eighty houses burned this evening. The fire started in McKinney's foundry, and, fanned by a strong wind, spread rapidly east and north. Albert, Richmond, Victoria, and Mill Streets were swept clean on both sides, together with a large portion of Queen Street.

Among the principal business houses were Mercer's general store, Potters's Block, Verney & Co., furniture warehouse, Sanford's drug store, and McKinney's foundry.

The loss is estimated at $150,000; insurance, about one-half that amount.

The New York Times, New York, NY 19 Jun 1895