Montreal, QB Fire, Mar 1886
LARGE FIRE IN MONTREAL
DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AMOUNTING TO NEARLY $200.000.
MONTREAL, Quebec, March 10--The largest fire in Montreal for a long time occurred this afternoon, and destroyed the business places of the following firms:
Soune & Leroy
Park Brothers & Co.
the Diamond Steel Works
Bacon Brothers, manufacturers' agents of the New-Rockland Slate Company
the china and earthernware house of J. L. Cassidy & Co.
P. M. Galarneau's store
Compagnie Central de New-York
Bowen & Co., wholesale dealers in liquors and groceries
E. Racine & Co., wholesale dry goods
During the process of the fire nine firemen at work on a Skinner ladder having caught fire when the guy rope snapped, the ladder falling to one side, but happily falling against a telegraph pole. This stopped the fall and saved the lives of the firemen. Fred Haynes, of No. 3 Station, is missing. He was working in the cellar when last seen.
The New York Times, New York, NY 11 Mar 1886