Monday, February 15, 2010

Another Fire

Information reached here on Monday that the residence of Mr. Hugh McCutchen who lives in the Indiantown neighborhood, together with its entire contents, had been totally destroyed by fire about midnight Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. McCutchen were both in Kingstere all day Sunday returning to Indiantown late in the afternoon. No fire had been in the house for several hours, and it is supposed that the flames originated from matches stolen by rats. Every effort was made to obtain reliable information as to the amount of Mr. McCutchen's loss, but nothing definite could be found out. It was told us upon good authority that there was no insurance whatever upon any of the property, and the loss will fall heavily upon Mr. McCutchen.
The County Record, April 22, 1897

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