Slight Fire This Morning

Luckily Mr. Horace Lateer rose very early this morning to look after the kitchen fire, else the dwelling at the corner of Sussex and Hammond streets, occupied by the family of Mr. [sic] Martha Dilliston, would now be a ruin. He arose at 3.15 and found the house full of smoke and, upon investigation, discovered the small blaze in the dining room at the base of the chimney. Just how it originated is not known, but if it had not been discovered in the nick of time it would have caused a very serious fire.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, February 8, 1897.

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