Barre, VT House Fire, Jun 1900


Fire Was Incendiary, but no Arrests Have Yet Been Made

(Special to the Messengers.)

Barre, June 14.--Incendiary fire early this morning destroyed a tenement house owned by Mayor Hersey on Maple Grove ave. One half of the house is occupied by Alex Young and his family. The fire started in a vacant room in the other part of the tenement and was under good headway when discovered by Mr. Young.

Nothing in the house was saved. The loss on the house is $2,500; insurance is $2,200. Mr. Young lost everything and has no insurance.

There is a well grounded suspicion who set the fire but no arrests have been made as yet.

St. Albans Daily Messenger, St. Albans, VT 14 Jun 1900