Pembroke, ON Business Section Fire, June 1918


Pembroke, Ont., June 19. -- A large section of the main street of Pembroke and several fine dwellings are the toll of the fire which broke out here at 6:30 o'clock last evening and for a time threatened the destruction of the whole town, owing to prevailing high winds and limited fire fighting facilities.
The property loss is estimated at $600,000, exclusive of an extraordinary loss of $500,000 which S. O'KELLY, cigar manufacturer claims to have suffered by destruction of an immense stock of wines stored in the basement of his building occupied by the F. W. Woolworth Company.
There was no loss of life and a fair percentage of the damage is covered by insurance.

The Lethbridge Daily Herald Alberta 1918-06-19