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The Maycomb Dayhome
The Maycomb Dayhome
Freezing Weather Met With Raging Fire
Freezing Weather Met With Raging Fire

Residents of Maycomb County were warmed up on the cold night of December, with a burning house fire.

Residents of Maycomb County were warmed up on the cold night of December, with a burning house fire.

By: Vivian Huynh-Staff Reporter
Published on: December 15, 1935

By: Vivian Huynh-Staff Reporter
Published on: December 15, 1935

MAYCOMB-Yesterday on the coldest night in Maycomb county, residents awoke to the house fire of Miss.Maudie Atkinson, which is believed to have been caused by a flue in the kitchen. Neighbours and fire fighters tried in vain, to salvage the already crumbling home. Maycomb’s fire truck had to be pushed to the fire, only to prove useless as the hose popped when connected with the hydrant. When a fire truck from Abbotsford finally arrived, it was able to extinguish the flames of a nearby home that had caught the fire, however, Atkinson’s home was demolished beyond repair by then. Another fire truck, travelled sixty miles from Clark`s Ferry but was not useful as there was only one hydrant which was already occupied. Fortunately, the only losses resulting from the fire were personal possessions and not any lives. However, a man named Mr.Avery was injured while helping Atkinson retrieve some belongings before the home collapsed. Avery got stuck in MAYCOMB-Yesterday on the coldest night in Maycomb county, residents awoke to the house fire of Miss.Maudie Atkinson, which is believed to have been caused by a flue in the kitchen. Neighbours and fire fighters tried in vain, to salvage the already crumbling home. Maycomb’s fire truck had to be pushed to the fire, only to prove useless as the hose popped when connected with the hydrant. When a fire truck from Abbotsford finally arrived, it was able to extinguish the flames of a nearby home that had caught the...
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