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More fires - j 11 II t"Jf'M4 Fire Sweeps Woods Area...
j 11 II t"Jf'M4 Fire Sweeps Woods Area CLARKSBURG A roaring for est fire that swept thru 200 acres threatened a dozen homes here last night before it was checked by firemen of seven companies and the Stat? Fire Service. Clarksburg Fire Chief James Carbin said the blaze burned almost almost the same area as a fire 15 years ago which destroyed a number number of homes. The blaze broke out at about 4.20 P.M. behind the school, ap parently started by Incinerator sparks. The flames raced thru the dry woods, fanned by strong winds. At one time a group of Clarksburg firemen were nearly trapped with the company '1 1.800-gallon 1.800-gallon 1.800-gallon tank truck as the wind shifted suddenly, the chief said. Houses Threatened The houses threatened, includ ing the chief's, are located along j the Clarksburg-Perrineville Clarksburg-Perrineville Clarksburg-Perrineville Road I and a side lane off that road. Firemen were railed from Mil- Mil- hurst, Adelphia. Freehold, Allen-town, Allen-town, Allen-town, Englishtown and Roosevelt State forest fire crews backfired to 'I check the blaze when it wns wlth- wlth- 1 in 300 feet of the houses, the chief said. une unidentified fireman was overcome by smoke and was treated by first aidmen. Squads from Allentown and Roosevelt were at the scene. The blaze wasn't cheeked until 1 0 P.M and firemen were recalled In cione can-was and and the Ryel fii to flame again. in An- An- Null U Ailor fir iidfnti I PM tJt tn rir nr chn i1jr.i a

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  1. Asbury Park Press,
  2. 10 Mar 1954, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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