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On This Date in New England Fire Rescue History and beyond
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Generally 3rd Alarm or higher, if alarm level is known, or incidents that have headline in newspaper, or incidents that get mentioned in town history, or unusual incidents. Last update May 2005  

Please note that in colonial times (until 1752) the calendar year did not change until March 25 (Feast of the Annunciation), therefore a date such as March, 11 1683 (in its day) would be considered March 11, 1684 by standards used today (new years day = Jan 1) - You may see some dates listed as March 11, 1683/4. This shows both old and new style. Only dates between Jan 1 and Mar 25 and before 1752 are affected. Also in 1752, the date after Sept 2, 1752 became Sept 14, 1752.
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Jan 01, 1852 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - Atlantic House Hotel Cabot St - 3 Story Brick Hotel with 2 Story ell - Fully involved

Jan 01, 1857 - Brentwood - NH - Crawley Falls/Lower Dam - Albert Brown's Spoke and Wheel Manufactory burns down, presumably along with his house

Jan 01, 1863 - Hanover - NH - North Main Street - Storehouse of E.K. Smith with 500 barrels of flour, 20 barrels of sugar, carriages and tools burned in a suspected arson

Jan 01, 1891 - Nashua - NH - Front Street - Furniture building of Howard, French and Heald burned (Their Milford factory burned down on Jan 6, 1912)

Jan 01, 1895 - Fall River - MA - Sagamore Mill fire.

Jan 01, 1899 - Exeter - NH - Front Street - Goodwin Block fire, 20 tenants left homeless

Jan 01, 1911 - Manchester - NH - Merrimack Street Baptist Church, 1st of two blazing disasters for the church

Jan 01, 1918 - Hanover - NH - 35 College Street - Dewey House dormitory burned down

Jan 01, 1927 - Fremont - NH - 848 Main Street in East Fremont - Union Store burned

Jan 01, 1961 - Brookline - MA - Harvard Street at Pierce Street - First Presbyterian Church fire

Jan 01, 1999 - Peterborough - NH - 3rd Alarm - Main @ Depot St - Former Church - Marionette Fire

Jan 02, 1922 - Lyndon - VT - Major fire - Thompson Hall - at Lyndon Institute

Jan 02, 1999 - Sudbury - MA - 7th Alarm - Rte 20 @ Concord Rd - Mill Vlg - Large Mill Complex, 20 shops destroyed - Site where Thomas and Peter Noyes first built a gristmill in 1659

Jan 03, 1999 - Alburg - VT - 5th Alarm - Route 124 - Alburg Country Club (Closed for season) - Clubhouse fully involved on arrival

Jan 04, 1887 - Hanover - NH - Dartmouth Hotel and all buildings on east side of Main Street south to the Tontine burned

Jan 04, 1894 - Raymond - NH - Raymond Fire department organized

Jan 04, 1991 - Nashua - NH - 5th Alarm - Concord St - Pennichuck Water Works Treatment and Pumping Station storage building - 3 workers injured - Pumps shut down for 52 hours

Jan 05, 1905 - Berlin - NH - Clement's Opera House - 2 commercial blocks, hotel, drug store $150,000 loss

Jan 05, 1906c - Springfield - MA - Highland Baptist Church destroyed by fire - Line of Duty Death of Captain Sidney Bowers of Engine 4

Jan 05, 1934 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 2344 - Lansdowne Street - Fenway Park

Jan 05, 1947 - Milford - NH - First Congressional Church severely damaged by fire

Jan 05, 1962 - Nashua - NH - General Alarm - 56/60 Canal Street - Hectors Restaurant - 2 story apartments over business - Fire started in basement - 103 firefighters to scene - 16 left homeless

Jan 06, 1846 - Concord - NH - Railroad passenger car storage building destroyed by fire - Former rum and molasses storehouse

Jan 06, 1878 - Nashua - NH - Three downtown blocks burn down.

Jan 06, 1912 - Milford - NH - French and Heald furniture factory burned down in -20*F weather (150 employees) - When the mill burned, citizens raised $50,000 to help the company rebuild on Nashua Street, where Edgewood Plaza is today(2004) - The factory, which had been sold to Sprague and Carlton, closed in 1967.

Jan 06, 1967 - Kingston - NH - Fire in a one story wood frame house kills 3 occupants

Jan 07, 1907 - Exeter - NH - McKay Block containing F.W. Ordway Company Clothing Store and Young's Hardware Store - Ordway section of building a total loss

Jan 07, 1967 - Boston - MA - MVA Fatal - Central Artery - Boston Fire Chief Flanagan killed when struck and pinned between two cars while assisting at a motor vehicle accident

Jan 07, 1993 - Concord - NH - 3rd Alarm - 74 Regional Drive - Transformer Serv Inc - Building fire

Jan 07, 1996 - Northeast - USA - Blizzard of 1996 causes over 100 deaths

Jan 07, 2000 - Salem - NH - Dennis Drive - Fatal house fire - 3 family members die

Jan 08, 1940 - Sanford - ME - Sanford High destroyed by fire

Jan 08, 1962 - Tamworth - NH - Rte 16 - Trailways Bus drifted into oncoming car killing 3 in auto and injuring 6 on bus - 24 hour extrication to remove victims from car - Bus driver charged

Jan 08, 1996 - Hooksett - NH - 7th Alarm, 1500 Hooksett Road (Rte 3) - Coastal Specialty Forest Products

Jan 09, 1962 - Pelham - NH - Bridge Street - Oham Arslamiam Farm - Vegetable washing and packing plant 20x50 destroyed by fire - Fire also destroyed detached garage

Jan 09, 1982 - Wilmington - VT - Fatal Fire - Fire destroyed a ski chalet taking the life of a 42 year-old woman

Jan 09, 1999 - Swanzey (North Swanzey Village) - NH, 1st Alarm Fatal, 20 Grove St, 1.5 Story Wood Frame irregular House - 5 mo/old Infant, 8 y/o male(fatality) trapped - 34 y/o Adult Trapped Civilian Neighbor Rescuer suffered a traumatic arrest at 12 Elm St (fatality)

Jan 10, 1860 - Lawrence - MA - Building Collapse and Fire Fatal - Pemberton Mill - 5 Story Brick - Top floor collapsed onto 4th floor causing all floors to collapse - 88 killed, 116 maimed for life, 159 other injured - 307 uninjured - Oil soaked rubble with victims still trapped ignited during rescue efforts - The buried moans turned into screams of panic as fire raced through what was left of building

Jan 10, 1873c. - Pittsfield - NH - (Tuesday before 1/10) Washington Street - 3 adjoining houses as well as town library and a dry goods store in Central Block burned

Jan 10, 1997 - Richford - VT - 2nd Alarm+ - Blue Seal Feed - Mill Fire - Fire on floor 8 - Mut/Aid from 10 Vermont and Quebec departments - Fire under control after 3 hours, 1 minor injury firefighter - Sprinkler system saved rest of bldg

Jan 10, 2002 - Fitchburg - MA - 4th Alarm - 25 Main Street - 3 Story apartments over commercial, 1 fatality

Jan 11, 1888 - Swanzey - NH - Mount Huggins Hotel burn to ground - The 4 story 96 x 142 grand hotel was five years old, however was officially opened - The original owner ran into financial problems and sold out to the owner of another hotel - The new owner was in the process of furnishing the hotel when it burned *www.hsccnh.org*

Jan 11, 1947 - Portsmouth - NH - Pleasant Street - Universal-Unitarian Church destroyed by fire - Damaged to dozens of nearby home - Church at same location also burned Mar 29, 1896

Jan 11, 1960 - Manchester - NH - 962-970 Elm Street - 4 story building gutted by fire, 13 businesses and offices damaged - With 5 feet of water in the basement, firefighters used a rescue boat to fight the fire remaining in the ceiling

Jan 11, 1981 - Manchester - NH - 5th Alarm - Central Street - A.A. Mooney furniture building - Fire gutted - 3 story brick building - $250,000 in merchandise destroyed - Near zero temperature, 15 mph wind - Several firefighters suffered frostbite - 6 inches of ice covered the street, hoses and apparatus

Jan 11, 1986 - Lawrence - MA, 185 Canal Street - Everett Mills - One 2 story building destroyed, 2 others damaged

Jan 12 - 1886 - Boston - MA - Box 15 - 61-81 Clinton Street - Companies on scene for several days fighting a fire in frigid icing conditions involving large amounts of flour

Jan 12, 1906c - Boston - MA - Wormward Street - 6 story factory badly damaged by fire - $60,000 damage

Jan 12, 1906c - Bridgeport - CT - Mohican/Mohegan?? Springs Bottling Plant destroyed by fire - $35,000 loss

Jan 12, 1906c - Uxbridge - MA - Two wooden business blocks destroyed by fire - $40,000 loss

Jan 12, 1918 - Hampton - NH - Major Fire - Hotel destroyed - Bowling alley damaged

Jan 12, 1970 - Milford - NH - Nashua Rd - Lorden Lumber dry-house burned down

Jan 13, 1901 - Andover - NH - Proctor Academy and most of town library burned

Jan 13, 1914 - Derry - NH - West Broadway - Adams Memorial Building gutted by fire in minus 20*F weather - Police station, opera house, town offices destroyed

Jan 13, 1949 - Nashua NH - 2 firefighters injured in collision responding to call. 3 others injured

Jan 13, 1949 - Nashua NH - St. Jean block fire

Jan 13, 1974c. - Dexter ME - Church Street - Storage barn fire spread to exposures in high winds, burning all night

Jan 13, 1994 - Nashua - NH - 4th Alarm - 86 Kinsley Street - 3 family house

Jan 14, 1653 - Boston - Massachusetts Bay Colony - Great Fire destroys one third of the then small town

Jan 14, 1902 - Manchester - NH - Elm Street - Kennard Building "by far the finest business block in the state", 144 feet wide and 96 feet tall (6 stories) containing 120 stores, offices and rooms totally loss to fire - Smyth Block and Derryfield Club badly damaged - Mut/Aid Concord and Nashua - Many law libraries and precious art collections lost - The fire started about 9:00 P.M. in the ceiling of the Allen and Kimball Clothing store at the north end of the structure - the fire was thought to be under control but soon the entire building was engulfed - Fire traveled through all 5 stories the length of the block - The stores and offices on the ground floor were among the most gracious in the city housing many lawyers and doctors offices - Destroyed was an 82 piece set of the work of one of Manchester's most famous sculptors, John Rogers - Entire building was reduced to rubble, with a loss of over $500,000.

Jan 14, 1914 - Boston (Roxbury) - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 218 - Washington Street at Ruggles Street - Below zero temperatures - 1 firefighter killed by wall collapse Jan 14, 1963 - Bethlehem (Maplewood) - NH - Maplewood Resort Colony - Maplewood Hotel (Maplewood Club) burned to ground (other fires at colony occurred Aug 1942, Dec 1943, Jun 1963)

Jan 14, 1989 - Keene - NH - Fatal Fire - address - Apartment building - Family of four died

Jan 15, 1903 - Peterborough - NH - Walbridge & Taylor Mill - Gas explosion in laundry spread rapidly throughout building

Jan 15, 1919 - Boston - MA - Molasses Flood - 58 ft high, 90 foot wide (282 ft circum) molasses tank exploded in North End at Foster and Commercial St., 2 millions gals of molasses, wave 20-30 ft high killed 21 - A dozen horses and at least one cat died - Cast-iron tank holding 2.2 million gallons of molasses burst, sending viscous liquid down Commercial at 35 mph destroying houses, commercial buildings and a part of the elevated railroad

Jan 15, 1948 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 7115 - 23-27 Sleeper Street - Armour Leather Company - Building destroyed by fire in frigid conditions

Jan 15, 1947c. - Amherst - NH - Nichols Road - Edgewood Farm Rest Home destroyed by fire

Jan 15, 1974c. - New Bedford - MA - Fatal Fire - Evergreen Park - 4 children die in flash fire

Jan 15, 1975c. - Dexter ME - Titcomb Block Fire - Fire burned for 12hours

Jan 15, 1976 - Canaan - VT - Beecher Falls Fire Station burns down

Jan 15, 1988c. - Hooksett - NH - Rte 3 - Kahula Palace (former China Dragon Restaurant, Playhouse, Hotel) destroyed by fire

Jan 16, 1911 - Plymouth - NH - Draper and Maynard Sporting Goods Factory - 3.5 Story Wood Mill 104 feet long burns to ground

Jan 16, 1942 - Woodstock - NH - Mt. Jim (Mt. Moosilauke) - US Army bomber crashed (with one of its bombs exploding) killing 2 crewmen - 5 others rescued by search party of twenty men

Jan 16, 1975C. - Dexter - ME - Main Street - Fossa's Block Fire - Fire burned throughout day and night

Jan 16, 1994 - Lyndeborough - NH - Gulf Road - 4th Alarm - 9 towns, 70 firefighters Mut/Aid

Jan 17, 1964 - Peterborough - NH - Main St at Wilder St - West Peterborough - Mill fire - Mut/Aid 7 towns

Jan 17, 1988 - North Andover - MA - 4th alarm - Rte 125 Signal Resco waste-to-energy plant

Jan 17, 2001 - Bethlehem - NH - Starr Construction Company garage and woodworking shop burn to ground - Nearby exposure dwelling saved

Jan 17, 2002 - Manchester NH - 5th Alarm - Box 413 - 92 Batchelder Ave 3 StyWdFrm occupied six unit apartment building 30x60 - Heavy fire in basement spread throughout - 4 tower ladders, 3 deck guns, numerous hand-lines operating, 2nd Alarm - on arrival - Exposure side two, vinyl siding melted, but was protected by 3 streams - 3 story apartment building fully involved with minor extension to similar exposure building - Extensive Mutual Aid into the city

Jan 18, 1893 - Sanford - ME - Goodall Worsted Company - Dying and finishing mill and exposure dwelling destroyed by fire

Jan 18, 1885 - Boston - MA - Bay State Sugar Refinery fire extended to Standard Dye Works - $335,000 loss

Jan 18, 1900 - Canterbury - NH - Shaker Village - Large barn in Middle Family division destroyed by fire - 35 head of cattle loss along with much valuable machinery - $20,000 loss

Jan 18, 1949 - Williston - VT - Williston Academy (then used as Village School) burned to ground

Jan 18, 1977 - New Bedford - MA - General Alarm - Union Street / Johnny Cake Hill - Gas explosions with ravaging fire - Macamber-Silvia Bldg, O'Mailley's Tavern and Union Tobacco Company destroyed

Jan 18, 1982 - Earthquake 4.8 Richter scale new England

Jan 18, 1985 - Manchester - VT - Equinox House - Very large wooden Resort Inn - Was closed for 10 years and had just completed renovation - Gas explosion and fire that destroyed the south wing of the historic inn - Flames 60 feet high, destroyed 70 rooms of the 148 rooms - Fire started when a propane tank was damaged during installation - Leaking gas ignited and fire was sprayed into the structure.

Jan 19, 1906 - Londonderry (North Londonderry) - NH - Mammoth Road - Annis Grain and Lumber Mill - Big Steam Boiler explodes - Hundreds of bricks hurled through the grain elevator - Part of boiler hurled over 40 rods (220 yards) into a house at the top of the hill - Other fragments caused damage over 50 rods away (275 yards) - Boiler house wrecked - Victim pinned under debris, was pulled out apparently dead - Became conscious about six hours later and survived - Fire contained by bucket brigade

Jan 19, 1906c - Easton (North Easton) - MA - Handle shop burns - $40,000 loss

Jan 19, 1906c - Kingsfield - MA, 2 saw mills burn down - $8000 loss

Jan 19, 1906c - Littleton - NH - Bobbin Factory totally destroyed by fire - Electric Light Plant of the Saranac Glove Company badly damaged($10,000 damage)

Jan 19, 1912 - Chester - NH - Chester Street - The "Handsome" Hall Homestead near the Vanderbilt Place - House, barns, all farm building totally destroyed by fire

Jan 19, 1921 - Worcester MA - Box 5114 - Main Street at Federal Street -
Jan 19, 1961 - Raymond - NH - Fatal house fire - Lane Road - 1.5 Story Wood Frame 6 room dwelling - Home of Myron and Elsie Cate. They lost three children in the fire and their house was burned almost to the ground, entirely gutted - Mutual Aid from Fremont, Candia, and Epping.

Contributed by Vicki (Cate) Feinn, sibling of those who perished) - Note: Firefighters had to contend with near zero daytime temperature that followed a blizzard that dumped 22 inches of wind blown snow in the region MU*


Jan 20, 1923 - Lawrence - MA - Fatal fire, eight die - address? - 5 story brick tenement wholly involved - Coal gas explosion with fire - Passing patrolman and physician credited with saving more lives with heroic rescue work

Jan 20, 1923 - Concord - NH - Hoyt Electric Company - Fire

Jan 20, 1961 - Boston - MA - 2nd Alarm - Washington Street - Basin Street South Cafe wrecked by fire - 1 firefighter killed, 3 injured

Jan 20, 1984 - Boston - MA - 6th Alarm - Fire on asphalt-covered piers and railroad bridge on the Charles River, burning within six feet of the Spaulding Rehab Hospital, 26,000 rail commuters that traveled this route daily would have to take shuttle buses for several months

Jan 20, 1994 - Concord NH - 4th Alarm, 190 North Main Street, 2.5 StyWdFrm Funeral Home - Heavy fire floor 2 and 3

Jan 21, 1924 - Lyndon - VT - Historic Fire - Stern's Store, & every building on the south side of Depot Street from Elm to Broad. - One hundred fifty people were left homeless.

Jan 21, 1961 - Concord - NH - 2nd Alarm ++ - Box 624 - St. Paul's School - The Big Study Hall, 3 story brick, built in 1872, is destroyed by fire in minus 25*F weather - Flames shot hundreds of feet into the air - Roof collapsed and walls partially collapsed - Fire started in first floor lavatory - Three firefighters suffered injuries and two suffered frostbite - Firefighters had to use blow torches to uncouple the hoses after the fire was brought under control - Mutual Aid Bow, Loudon, Penacook, and Manchester

Jan 21, 1967 - Plymouth - MA - Box 55 - 25 Brewster Street - 3 story wood frame apartment house - Fire through roof - Fire took 71/2 hours to bring under control - Mutual aid from Kingston and Duxbury - Over 40 firefighters fought the fire.

Jan 22, 1871 - Cambridge - MA - Furniture factory burns

Jan 22, 1918 - Derry - NH - Major Fire - Box 222 - Leatherboard Mill of the Derry Shoe Company burned for third time - Fire started on floor 3 - Heavy fire swept entire mill and additions - Several exposures bravely protected by Derry FD

Jan 22, 1922 - Peterborough - NH - Mill Street - Baile Basket Factory (old Bell Mill) burned to ground

Jan 22. 1967 - Northwood - NH - US Rte 4 - 2 car accidents kills 5 and injures 3 others

Jan 23, 1859 - Concord - NH - Free Bridge Road at Main Street - Series of wooden buildings including a furniture dealer, harness-maker, marble workshop, shoemaker, tin ware manufacturer, whip manufacturer, Moore and Jenkins market-keeper burn

Jan 23, 1889 - Fall River - MA - Anawan Mill.

Jan 23, 1890 - Colebrook - NH - Main Street at Parson Street - Parson House ablaze - Spread to Forristall Block, over to a barn, then to the Remick Block which was a 2.5 Story building containing a harness shop and a meat market on lower floors with a Jewelry store, pool room on the second floor and on the third floor, the Grand Army of the Republic Hall

Jan 23, 1966 - Milford - NH - Nashua St - Entire White Elephant Complex (McLane Mill) burned down

Jan 23, 2002 - Swampscott MA - 4th Alarm - 168A Humphrey Ave - 3 StyWdFrm 40x100 apartments over commercial

Jan 24, 1961 - Portsmouth NH - Dwelling fire - Mother and daughter severely burned and with mother in critical condition and daughter in serious condition at the Naval Hospital Portsmouth

Jan 24, 1990 - Hampton - NH - 4th Alarm - Odd Fellows Halls gutted in suspicious fire

Jan 24, 1997 - Wakefield - MA - 6th Alarm - Box 34 -

Jan 25, 1830 - Hanover - NH - The Acropolis on observatory Hill burned

Jan 25, 1907 - Newfields - NH - School and town Hall building destroyed by fire

Jan 25, 1994 - Concord - NH - 7th Alarm - North State Street (US Rte 3) - NH State Prison - Warehouse fire, started by smoking materials - Building fully involved

Jan 25, 1995 - Manchester - NH - 4th Alarm - 407 Belmont Street - 3 StyWdFrm 7 unit occupied apartment building - Winds of 15 mph sustained, gusts to 25 mph

Jan 26, 1906c. - Haverhill (Woodsville) - NH - Large business block almost completely destroyed by fire

Jan 26, 1906c. - Manchester - MA - Business block destroyed by fire including Post Office, telephone headquarters, several stores and businesses and a newspaper - $70,000 loss

Jan 26, 1930 - Hampton - NH - Major fire - Hampton Academy gutted

Jan 26, 1990 - Rochester (Gonic) - NH - 4th Alarm , 17 Harding Ave - Granite State Plastic

Jan 26, 1991 - Portsmouth - NH - 3rd Alarm - Lang Road - Beechstone Apartments building #3 - 3 StyWdFrm 6 unit apartment building

Jan 27, 1900 - Chester - NH - the old Haweks Place - Entire set of farm buildings in ruins, destroyed by fire

Jan 27, 1927 - Bedford - NH - Bedford Center Road at Church Road - George H. Wiggin and Company store, including post office, totally destroyed by fire

Jan 27, 1990 - Conway (North Conway Vlg) - NH - Kearsarge Road - Ekberg's Apartment Building - Major fire

Jan 27, 1990 - Hampton - NH - Downtown on US Rte 1 - Odd Fellows building gutted by fire and razed

Jan 28, 1873 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - Norwood's Shoe Factory - Rantoul St @ Railroad Ave - 3 Story Wood Frame factory

Jan 28, 1904 - Manchester - NH - Chestnut Street - Building fire - 3 small children rescued by Patsy Sweeney from sure peril

Jan 28, 1916 - Newport - NH - Major Fire - Silsby Block near Main St - Roof and top floor burned - Using five heavy streams

Jan 28, 1920 - Manchester - NH - south side of Hanover Street - Tenements over offices and stores - Fire gutted the upper residential floors of the Elks hall block - 50 residents displaced

Jan 28, 1970 - Swanton - VT - Most of downtown business district destroyed by fire- Flames fanned by severe high winds - over 15 buildings destroyed - M/A for approximately 25 depts from Vermont, New York State and Quebec battled the blaze.

Jan 29, 1859 - Hanover - NH - Three barns to the rear of the Tontine burned

Jan 29, 1890 - Sanford - ME - Mousam River Mills mixing mill burns

Jan 29, 1914 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm+ - Elm Street at Manchester Street - Merchants Exchange Block - Totally destroyed by fire - Two of the largest department stores in the state (Barton Store and Folsom Store) , 2 banks and other businesses destroyed by fire - 4 firefighters injured by falling wall admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital - Mutual Aid Derry, Nashua, Concord - Aerial Truck used for first time in state of New Hampshire during this fire - $700,000 loss

Jan 29, 1934 - Fall River - MA - The Merchant Mill was wiped out by fire. Mill was unoccupied for two previous years.

Jan 29, 1955 - Sanford - ME - Main Street - Kotis Block destroyed by fire

Jan 29, 1956 - Boston - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 6172 - 65-67 Trenton Street - Son's of Italy Social Hall - 2 firefighters killed

Jan 30, 1893 - Claremont - NH - Mulberry Street near Railroad crossing - Monadnock Mill storehouse, filled with bales of cotton nearly destroyed by fire despite the abundance of water and ample fire equipment

Jan 30, 1923 - Boscawen (Penacook) - NH - A & P Grocery Store, the Strand Theater and two wooden business blocks burn

Jan 30, 1987 - Danville - VT - Convenience store burned down - Former FF with 18 years of service charged with arson

Jan 31, 1959 - Manchester - NH, 2nd Alarm Fatal - Hanover and Chestnut Streets - Essex Hotel - 4 story - 3 elderly men killed - $200,000 damage - Icing problems due to low temperatures - Building also had a bakery shop, clothing store, flower shop, sandwich shop, and a beauty supply

Jan 31, 1990 - Manchester - NH - Irwin Ave at Paule Ave 2 Sty Duplex / Apartment house fire - Basement fire spread throughout structure - $75,000 damage

Jan 31, 1992 - Londonderry - NH - MVA HazMat - I93 near exit 5, 10,000 gas tanker rolled over dumping 5,500 gallons along highway - Firefighters worked in potentially explosive situation for hours - Highway closed for over 12 hours causing majors traffic problems throughout region

Jan 31, 1992 - Northumberland - NH - Hillside Ave, 2.5 Story occupied dwelling gutted by fire - Fire 1st floor living room and 3rd floor via walls - 35 year old mentally challenged male perished in fire - Mutual Aid Stratford Hollow, Stratford, Lancaster, Stark, Groveton Vlg

Feb 01, 1967c. - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 1441 - 141 Tremont Street - C. Crawford Hollidge Store (a rough guess on the date month/day) - From J.O. - I attended the C. Crawford Hollidge Fire as a young lad of 17. The building was located at 141 Tremont Street and the fire occurred sometime between 0700 and 0800. It was on a very cold and bitter day and Boston was experiencing a snow storm at the same time. I too have no recollection of the date but I would venture to guess that it was either January or February of 1967. I can assure you that I can still feel the cold in my bones when I think of that fire. Spectacular is too light a word for that job. (Date Approximate)

Feb 01, 1923 - Springfield - MA - Foot of Elm Street - Springfield Gas and Light Purifying Plant building tank explosion kills 3 and injures 75

Feb 01, 1931 - Nashua - NH - Box 27 - Canal Street at Orange Street - Perham Block Fire - 3 story brick 50x70 - Fire in Railroad Square Market extended up elevator shaft to top floors and through roof - Building contained Charlie Yee Laundry and 18 storage rooms of furniture piled high - Fought in sub-zero temperatures - $30,000 loss

Feb 01, 1992 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - 450 Merrimack Street - Apartment house - Over 200 firefighters fought this fire that left 8 homeless

Feb 02, 1928 - Fall River - MA - Pocasset mill burned for second time

Feb 02, 1988 - Salem - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 56 - 301 Lafayette St, 2.5 Story Wood Frame 40x50

Feb 02, 1991 - Berlin - NH - General Alarm - Main Street at Pleasant Street - Four 3 and 4 story buildings in downtown section destroyed by fire - 68 firefighters worked in -15*F cold - Fire started in basement of Sundance Jeans and spread to buildings containing a shoe store, jewelry store and a vacant building used for storage - Mut/Aid Gorham, Milan, West Milan

Feb 03, 1800 - Hanover - NH - Shop of Jedediah Baldwin (in lower of end of what became the Bridgeman's Block burned)

Feb 03, 1906 - Exeter - NH - Perkins Block, 2 Story 35x30 with fire through roof - Weather was 10 degrees below zero with a brisk northwesterly wind

Feb 03, 1946 - Boston (South Boston) - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 7221 - 384-388 West Broadway - 2 firefighters killed

Feb 03, 1957 - Nashua - NH - Canal Street - (National Guard) Armory burns down

Feb 03, 1992 - Bedford - NH - Multiple Alarm - 77 Wendover Way - Large exclusive hipped roof colonial destroyed by fire after large explosion in garage - 44 firefighters from Bedford, Manchester, Goffstown, and Merrimack fought fire

Feb 04, 1867 - Wentworth - NH - School house in district #2 burnt - Set by incendiary

Feb 04, 1908 - Berlin - NH - General Alarm - Two simultaneous fire - Spring Street and Main Street - The Green Block - Gerish Block - Woolworth Block Mut/Aid Portland and Lewiston Maine

Feb 04, 1914 - Derry - NH - Box 56 (Crystal Ave at Pearl Street) - Moody Street - Kitchen fire extended to several rooms and blowing out windows on arrival - Letter Carrier rescued disabled 68 year old woman and a 4 year old boy - Apparatus was delayed arriving on scene as one of the fire horses was being borrowed for a project on the Birch Street Bridge

Feb 04, 1917 - Newport - NH - Major Fire - Gamash and Emerson Block on Main St - Gamash Block destroyed

Feb 04, 1970 - Derry - NH - Sawyer Street at Central Street, 2.5 Story Wood Frame 30x100 apartment building gutted by fire

Feb 04, 1990 - Manchester - NH - 288/290 Auburn Street - 3 Story 12 unit apartment building, 25 left homeless

Feb 04, 1992 - Kingston - NH - Multiple Alarm - Bob's Autobody - 30x40 wood frame building and 2 cars destroyed - Heavy fire through roof on arrival - Mut/Aid East Kingston, Brentwood, Danville, Exeter, Newton, Plaistow, Hampstead, Epping, Kensington, Stratham

Feb 05, 1856 - Manchester - NH - Elm Street - Patten's Block - 3 newspapers, library, stores and offices destroyed by fire

Feb 05, 1898 - Boston - MA - Third Alarm - Box 412 - 116-126 Merrimac Street - GW Bent Bedding Factory - Six firefighters killed by collapsing floors during overhaul

Feb 05, 1994 - Bernardston - MA - Mohawk Plastics - Large factory destroyed by fire - Mut/Aid several MA,NH, VT towns including Hinsdale, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Winchester, Keene and Meadowood - 35 Engines and trucks at scene

Feb 05, 1998 - Stoneham - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 381, 102 Pond St - Commercial Bldg

Feb 06, 1914 - Durham - NH - State Agricultural College (UNH)- Gymnasium severely damaged by fire ($70,000 damage) 2 recitations rooms destroyed - Fire started in clubroom in officer quarters

Feb 06, 1930 - Sanford - ME - School Street - NJ Prescott Block - Bad fire

Feb 06, 1940 - Fall River - MA - Fire destroyed the old Weetamoe Mill owned by the city.

Feb 06, 1969 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 1526 - 519-523 Tremont Street - old Clarendon Hotel

Feb 06, 1978 - Metro Boston entire Northeast - MA - Snow Storm - Great Blizzard of 78, 27 inches of snow - Hurricane force winds, 10,000 homeless, 29 deaths in Mass. - Pier at Old Orchard Bch ME destroyed

Feb 06, 1992 - Laconia - NH - 3rd Alarm - 765 North Main Street - 6 unit apartment house, balloon construction, extensively damaged by fire = 15 homeless - Mut/Aid Gilford, Meredith, Belmont, Winnisquam, Gilmanton, Center Harbor, Tilton-Northfield, Moultonborough

Feb 07, 1892 - Manchester - NH - John B. Varick company block - Fire involving loss of $100,377.50 - Another estimate was given at $144,000

Feb 07, 1923 - Nashua - NH - Box 114 - Phillips Building - Jeannotte's Furniture badly damaged by fire

Feb 07, 1993 - Brattleboro - VT - Multiple Alarm - US Rte 5 - Fireside Tru-Valu Store - Large 3 Story building - Firefighters fought fire for over six hours in temperatures below 0F

Feb 07, 1998 - Windham - NH - 3rd Alarm - 47 Lowell Rd, 1 Story Metal Clad - 30x100

Feb 08, 1900 - Hanover - NH - Large building containing the F.W. Davison Store (Golden Corner) and on upper floor the Delta K E fraternity, burned

Feb 08, 1967 - Tyngsborough - MA - Fatal fire - Beech Street

Feb 08, 2002 - Manchester - NH - 4th Alarm - Box 366 - 421 Lake Ave - Old MFD Station 3, vacant for decades - 3 Story brick in deplorable condition gutted by fire - Station 3 was in service at this location from February 8, 1888 until July 17, 1978

Feb 09, 1893 - Dover - NH - Strafford County Farm (Asylum for mentally ill and others) - 44 residents burned to death in inferno

Feb 09, 1998 - Lawrence - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 5111 - 32 Winter St - 3 Story Wood Frame Occupied Apartment Building 30x80

Feb 10, 1989 - Nashua - NH - 4th Alarm - address? Near City Hall - 4 row houses involved, 2oo residents evacuated

Feb 10, 1994 - Boston (Roxbury) MA - 6th Alarm - Marcella Street at Thornton Street - Apartment building fire

Feb 10, 1998 - Provincetown - MA - 5th Alarm - Commercial St. - Multiple historic buildings including old theatre, converted to shops - Fire started in guards room - Mutual aid from throughout Cape Cod and parts of Plymouth County

Feb 11, 1873 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - Odd Fellows Bldg - Railroad Ave - 4 Story Wood Frame Social Hall and school house

Feb 11, 1935 - Hudson - NH - House and farm buildings of Elmer Clement burned - $7,200 loss

Feb 11, 1998 - Leyden - MA - 3rd Alarm - 902 Greenfield Rd - structure fire

Feb 12, 1981 - VT - NH - Extensive damage from flooding in sections of New Hampshire and Vermont a result of driving rains, spring-like weather and then a sudden return to extreme cold temps, 1 death blamed on weather

Feb 12, 2002 - Falmouth - MA - 4th Alarm - 31 Teaticket highway - Iguanas Restaurant, 2 story brick and wood 75x75 well involved - 3 ladder pipes and 4 deck guns operating

Feb 13 (14,15,16?), 1987 - town? - NH - Fatal fire, 2 die

Feb 13, 1900 - Derry - NH - the Great Freshet greatly damages or destroys several bridges and roadways in town ("To Be Remembered for Generations") - Also noted in Fremont history

Feb 13, 1922 - Boston - MA - Friend at Washington Street - Royal Clothing Company destroyed by fire

Feb 13, 1923 - Franklin - NH - Webster Place - NH Orphans Home - 2 buildings destroyed by fire displacing 200 residents - 4 firefighters trapped under fallen wall, killing fireman Peter Savoie, who suffered a skull fracture

Feb 13, 1956 - Raymond - NH - Fatal fire - Lane Road - Husband and wife die in dwelling fire - Conflicting date of Feb 13, 1959.

Feb 13, 1983 - Boston (Allston) - MA - 6th Alarm - 90 Windom Street - 3 story commercial-residential, 10 homeless, 1 fatal - Arson

Feb 13, 2000 - Beverly - MA - 4th Alarm - 38 Millet Street - 3 Sty dwelling - 4 firefighters injured, 2 nearest hydrants were found to be dry

Feb 14, 1876 - Pittsfield - NH - Downtown - Disastrous fire, in area of Union Block apparently consuming several blocks

Feb 14, 1882c. - Claremont - NH - Main building at Freeman and O'Neil containing valuable machinery and choice woods lost to fire - $25,000 in damages

Feb 14, 1883 - Pembroke - ME - Fire - Pembroke Ironworks "Agent's" Mansion destroyed by fire

Feb 14, 1887c. - Hartford (White River Jct) - VT - Central Vermont Railroad Train dropped off bridge into White River killing 39 - Most died in resulting fire fueled by oil and wood used to power engine - Bridge destroyed

Feb 14, 1895 - Lynn - MA - 300 buildings destroyed by fire including many factories and business

Feb 14, 1923 - Biddeford - ME - Alfred Street at Pool Street - Thurmulos Building gutted by fire sending 10 families into a raging No' Easter storm

Feb 14, 1934c. - Sandwich - NH - Great Sandwich Fire - Main Street - Merryfield Store and six other building destroyed by fire

Feb 14, 1952c. - Milford - NH - Souhegan St - Ehrman Building burned

Feb 14, 1998 - Everett - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 55, 126 Vernal St - 3 Story Wood Frame Occupied Apartment Building - Fully Inv

Feb 14, 2000c. - Pittsfield - NH - Elm Street near Depot Street - Original Fire House built in 1878 - Housed fire department until 1974 - Destroyed by fire

Feb 15, 1812 - Concord - NH - North End - Building containing Main and Robertson Traders and Roger's Cabinet Making shop consumed by fire

Feb 15, 1849 - Concord - NH - Downing-Abbot Coach Manufactory - Large complex entirely consumed by fire (except for fireproof blacksmith shop)

Feb 15, 1946 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - Box 8, 1195-1225 Elm Street - Fournier Block - Four story building - Apartments over stores - Building destroyed - Under control after 8 hours, 100 people forced from apartments - Fournier's Furniture, Red Arrow Restaurant, Manchester Deli, Jeweler, Fruit store, barber shop, Lessard's Second Hand Furniture - On arrival supercharged air exploded blowing out most of the windows in the block, 12 hand lines, deck guns aerials working - An 18-room inn at south end of building heavily damaged

Feb 15, 1948 - Amherst - NH - 3 Story brick building known as Cushing's Folly completely destroyed - Contained grocery store, post office and three apartments - Old coal furnace in basement gone out of control spread up through 3rd floor totally involving building - Water supply on Twombley Pond had 20 inches of ice firefighters had to cut through to draft water - Mut/Aid Milford and Nashua - Extreme exposure to other buildings in village, all were protected, helped by a windless evening - Explosion of paint, oil and ammunition punctuated the fire

Feb 15, 1971 - Burlington - VT - St. Paul's Cathedral - Building lost fire

Feb 15, 1973 - Milford - NH - Mont Vernon Rd at Myrtle St - One of oldest homes in town - Severely damaged by fire

Feb 15, 1981 - Lawrence - MA - 4th Alarm - 70 Bay State Road - former Clara Cheese Company - 5 Story bldg - Series of fires gutted five story brick apartment house and damaged two vacant mills and four other structures - State of Emergency declared by mayor. Mut/Aid 34 departments, including Fitzwilliam NH.

Feb 16, 1877 - Provincetown - MA - Town hall destroyed by fire *capecodfire.com*

Feb 16, 1930 - Nashua - NH - Main Street - Merchants Exchange Building gutted by fire

Feb 16, 1942 - Dexter - ME - the Grist Mill in downtown Dexter erupted into fire. Dexter fire units fought the blaze for approximately 12 hours. About 55 firefighters were on the scene for the 12 hours. Fire suppression efforts were hampered by wind, and snowy conditions.

Feb 17, 1882 - Haverhill - MA - Washington St, 10 acres of shoe factories (300 shoe shops) burn down

Feb 17, 1997 - New Bedford - MA - General Alarm, 275 North Front Street - Triple Decker

Feb 18, 1866 - Somerville - MA - Sycamore Street - Grammar school fire - Charlestown , East Cambridge and Medford to scene

Feb 18, 1904 - Hanover - NH - Dartmouth Hall burned

Feb 18, 1911 - Colebrook - NH - Offices, stores, gristmill burn

Feb 18, 1995 - Manchester - NH - 4th Alarm - 333 Pine Street - Large rooming house (40 room), 2 fatalities - Next to Central Fire Station - 3rd floor fully involved on arrival - 4th alarm stuck after 35 minutes

Feb 18, 1998 - Dracut - MA - 3rd Alarm, 1271 Broadway, 1.5Story Wood Frame 24x36-Floor 2 and roof

Feb 19, 1931 - Nashua - NH - 20 Factory Street - Army Navy Store wrecked by fire

Feb 19, 1985 - Cambridge - MA - 6th Alarm - Gore Street, 2 story storage building, former bottling plant warehouse

Feb 19, 1990 - Epsom - NH - 5th Alarm - New Rye Road - LeMar Farms - house, ell, and barn destroyed by fire in windy conditions , 15 towns and 100 firefighters to scene

Feb 19, 1990 - Nashua - NH - 4th Alarm - 4 Abbott Street - George P Greeley House built 1872 - 3 unit Italianate Style apartment house - Exposure problems on two sides, 2nd,3rd, 4th alarms sounded in 12 minutes - fire forced about six people to flee - Aftermath of a fight involving roommates

Feb 19, 1998 - New Bedford - MA - General Alarm, 251 State St - 3 Story Wood Frame - 5 Fatalities

Feb 20, 1988 - Underhill - VT - Univ. of VT Proctor Maple Research Farm laboratory burned to ground

Feb 20, 2003 - West Warwick - RI - Major Tragic Fire - 211 Cowesett Ave at Kulas Road - The Station Nightclub (approx 300 in club at time) fire kills 100, 160 others hospitalized, over 100 rescued - Pyrotechnics used by the band Great White caught ceiling on fire - ATF to scene - Building burned to ground

Feb 21, 1676 - Medfield - MA - 32 houses burned and 17 killed

Feb 21, 1885 - New Britain - CT - Daley Street and Bunting Street - Many wood framed stores and apartments burn - 1 dead - $200,000 loss

Feb 21, 1916 - Jackson - NH - 3rd Gray's Inn destroyed by fire Scene of other fires in 1902, 1903, 1983

Feb 21, 1983 - Boston - MA - 6th Alarm, 264 Bay State Road - Boston University - 5 story brick 100x100 faculty office building at Kenmore Square - Fire floor 3 extended up through roof

Feb 21, 1987 - Middletown Springs - VT - Fatal Fire, 100 year old house fully involved - 3 killed

Feb 22, 1866 - Somerville - MA - Broadway in East Somerville - Barn fire at the old Cutter Estate near the nunnery - Steamer from Charlestown to scene

Feb 22, 1991 - Randolph - NH - Mount Jefferson Motel and Restaurant (closed for season) destroyed by fire - Randolph, Jefferson, and Gorham fought the fire for four hours

Feb 22, 1992 - Lebanon (West Lebanon) - NH - Lebanon United Methodist Church burned down - Only an unstable steeple remained from the 160 year old building - Two 16 year old males arrested for arson - Exposure school damaged by fire

Feb 23, 1896 - Wolfeboro - NH - (1898?) NT Brewster barn (150' x 36") and cider mill (40' x 30') burned along with 40,000 pounds of hay

Feb 23, 1904 - Derry (West Derry) - NH - Abbott Davis and Company Paint Shop badly gutted by fire - Many carriages ruined - $4,000 damage

Feb 23, 1962 - Revere MA - 658 Ocean Ave - Box 335 - Roll-A-Way roller skating rink, 1 story building destroyed by fire

Feb 23, 1967 - Waterville Valley - Waterville Inn (built 1870) burned to ground - A heavy winter storm dumped 18 inches of snow on ground prior to fire delaying out town fire companies - A grease fire in the kitchen broke through to the second floor - Building burned to ground in 2 hours - Mutual Aid Campton, Plymouth, Ashland, Holderness, Lincoln, Feb 23, 1980 - Londonderry - NH - Sawmill Restaurant (Former Bandy Barn) badly gutted by fire - Roof collapse and explosion before arrival - Fire was though to have been burning 2 to 3 hour before call received

Feb 23, 1993 - Rochester - NH - 3rd Alarm, 125 Charles St, 22.5 Story Wood Frame Victorian style dwelling

Feb 24, 1897 - Wolfeboro - NH - South Main Street - Estabrook Dormitory at Brewster Academy gutted by fire

Feb 24, 1923 - Norwalk - CT - Clifford Hotel, a city landmark - Badly damaged by fire

Feb 24, 1973 - Milford - NH - North River Rd - Peabody House (Oldest home in town built 1740's) gutted by fire with most of the valuable antique furnishings lost

Feb 24, 2002 - Hampton Falls - NH - 4th Alarm - 22 King Street, 2.5 StyWdFrm farmhouse heavily involved - Tanker shuttle, water problems

Feb 25, 1867 - Portsmouth - NH - Congress Street - old Bell Tavern, occupied by 3 stores destroyed by fire

Feb 25, 1988 - Manchester - NH - 5th Alarm Fatal - 543 Lincoln Street - large 3-story Victorian style Block-long apartment house - 3 persons killed, 25 homeless - An arson

Feb 26, 1910 - Hanover - NH - South Fayerweather Hall completely burned

Feb 26, 1911 - Milford - NH - Joness Crossing Covered Bridge burned down

Feb 26, 1963 - Derry - NH - Major Fire - 4 Story Odd Fellows Block, JJ Newbury Store, Walter Young Block, Goodin's Store burned, 2 fatalities (elderly citizens) - Mut/Aid East Derry, Grenier Field, Manchester, Salem, Nashua

Feb 26, 1991 - Belmont - NH - 3rd Alarm - Durrel Mountain Road - Heartsom Farm - Apartment attached to rear of barn - 8 departments to scene

Feb 27, 1931 - Providence - RI - State Pier and 50 tons of freight destroyed by fire - $1,500,000 loss

Feb 27, 1931 - Nashua - NH - Box 34 - Tolles Street at Whitney Street - Cohen Wolfman Apartment Block - 3 story wood tenement building - Heavy fire floor 3, attic and through roof - 6 lines operating - 7 families homeless - $5,000 block

Feb 27, 1992 - Cambridge - MA - 6th Alarm, 19 Market Street - 4 story 16 unit apartment building - Fire floor one extended up to all floors

Feb 27, 1998 - Lynn - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 412, 10 Oxford St. - 3 Story Wood Frame Unoccupied

Feb 28, 1899 - Holyoke - MA - Windsor Hotel and several stores burn

Feb 28, 1928 - Fall River - MA - Conflagration

Feb 28, 1931 - Nashua - NH - Fire - Box 34 - Tolles Street at Whitney Street - Cohen Wolfman Apartment Block - Fire drive seven families into street - 3 story wood tenement - Heavy fire floor 3 and attic - 6 lines operating

Feb 28, 1987 - Jeffersonville - VT - Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort - Administration building destroyed by fire

Feb 28, 1995 - Boston - MA - 6th Alarm - 725 Harrison Ave - Boston University Medical Center, 11 story office building - Fire started maintenance room on floor 3 - Involved transformer explosion that injured four

Feb 28, 2002 - Jaffrey - NH - 3rd Alarm - Rte 202 north - Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court House - Brand new unopened courthouse fully involved. total loss, $1.6 million in damage.

Feb 29, 1936 - Colebrook - NH - Spring Street - Dr. Battle Building and a barber shop burns

Feb. 29, 1984 - Boston - (Back Bay) - MA - 421 Boylston St. 5th Alarm-Box 1535. 4Bk Stores, Office Bldg.

Feb 29, 1992 - Rochester - NH - 5th Alarm - South Main & Columbus Ave - Al Gor Shoe - 4 Story Brick Mill

Mar 01, 1867 - Manchester - NH - Old Amoskeag Company building occupied by a grocery and a shoe manufacturer destroyed by fire with extension to exposures

Mar 01, 1906 - Manchester - NH - State Amory burned $15,000 loss

Mar 01, 1907 - Hampton - NH - Exeter Road - Trolley Car barn destroyed by fire taking several trolley cars with it

Mar 01, 1931 - Tewksbury - MA - Evangelical Camp - Large two building in the camp, the kitchen building and the dining hall building burned - 2 local youths from prominent families charged with lighting the fires

Mar 01, 1960 - Chester - NH - Towle Road - Occupied 2 Story Wood Frame Currier Home destroyed by fire

Mar 01, 1990 - Exeter - NH - Studio Restaurant - Mutual Aid 5 towns with 100 firefighters and 14 pieces

Mar 01, 1995 - Greenville - NH, 26 Main Street - 6th Alarm - Greenville Hardware / Apartment building destroyed by fire - Fire started in vacant apartment unit

Mar 01, 1998 - Sunapee - NH - Multiple Alarm - Granliden Condominium Fire. Just up from the lake., 12 Mutual aid towns approx 100 FF's.

Mar 02, 1955 - Manchester - NH - west side of Elm Street, from Spring Street to Baldwin Street - 82 year old 3 story business block - Under control after nine hours - 1st floor businesses suffered $600,000 damage

Mar 02, 1960 - Chelsea - MA - Third Street - 3 decker fully involved

Mar 03, 1827 - Exeter - NH - Potato starch mill burned to ground

Mar 03, 1920 - Manchester - NH - Boston and Maine railroad yard - ??

Mar 03, 1944 - Hampstead - NH - Central School burned beyond use - As some students were assisting in saving books from school, it is said that others were throwing books into the fire

Mar 03, 1967 - Fitchburg - MA - 67 Falulah Road - House fire, 2 children killed

Mar 03, 1970 - Boston (Roxbury) - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 2124 - 2235 Washington Street - Mar 03, 1985 - Brockton - MA - Christian High School destroyed by fire

Mar 04, 1874 - Provincetown - MA - Adams Hall, 2 story bldg destroyed by fire during blizzard and 3 foot snow drifts *capecodfire.com*

Mar 04, 1904 - Boston - MA - 4th Alarm - South End - Kimball Furniture Company

Mar 04, 1922 - Nashua - NH - Main Street - Indian Head Bank and much of Main Street burns down

Mar 04, 1980 - Derry - NH - Crystal Ave - McDonalds Restaurant gutted by fire - Fire through roof on arrival - Mutual Aid East Derry and Londonderry

Mar 04, 1986 - Lebanon - NH - Fatal Fire - West Lebanon Vlg, 2 parents killed themselves and their three children by burning down their home

Mar 04, 1998 - Gardner - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 37 - Vernon St - Vacant factory building

Mar 05, 1899 - Peterborough - NH - Farnsworth Homestead - Barns destroyed by fire (1st of 3 suspicious fires in 5 months)

Mar 05, 1963 - Bedford - NH - Bedford Center Road at Church Road - French's Store (on site of former George H. Wiggin and Company store) partially destroyed by fire - Following evening building was completely destroyed by fire

Mar 05, 1982 - Boston - MA - Multiple Alarm fatal - 34-36 Decatur Street tenement - 3 adults and 5 children died - 9 unit wood apartment house

Mar 05, 1985 - Lynn - MA - 195 Union Street - Rooming house - 1 fatality - 30 homeless

Mar 06, 1798 - Hanover - NH - Dartmouth Hall burned

Mar 06, 1879 - Waterville - ME - along Messalonskee River - Shank Mill burned down - 50 employees out of work

Mar 06, 1931 - Cambridge - MA - 3rd Alarm - Baker School Specialty Company - 66 firefighters caught under falling floor, 2 injured seriously - $15,000 loss

Mar 06, 1981 - Boston - MA - 4th Alarm - Kenmore Square Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge, 20 guests rescued from balconies

Mar 06, 1982 - Newbury - VT - Newbury Common - 3.5 Story Wood Huntoon home, 225 year old house destroyed by fire

Mar 06, 1990 - Manchester - NH - Stolen ambulance - Ambulance attendants were on a call in a fourth-floor Lowell Street apartment when a man stole their ambulance and drove around the corner before crashing it into a sidewalk patio early in the morning. Firefighters chased the man and cornered him a block away. He was taken into custody by Manchester police shortly after midnight. ''It's the first time I ever chased down a car thief,'' said Manchester Fire Department Capt. Vinnie Toland.

Mar 06, 1976 - Manchester - NH - Fire Chief John E. Devine passed away, having served Manchester for 33 years.

Mar 07, 1895 - Colebrook - NH - Monadnock House (Hotel) burned

Mar 07, 1989 - Bartlett - NH - US Rte 302 (Teddy Roosevelt Highway) Bartlett Hotel (Formerly Howard Hotel) on the site of the original Cove Mountain House - 3.5 StyWdFrm 30x100 Hotel destroyed by fire

Mar 08, 1962 - Portsmouth - NH - fire - WHEB Radio Station - Office and studios destroyed by fire

Mar 08, 2003 - Fremont - NH - 2nd Alarm - 259 Main Street - 2.5 Story Wood Frame occupied dwelling - Chimney fire extended - 4 lines out - the Merrill House was completely destroyed by fire. The house was built in 1822. A friend was watching the house while the owners were vacationing. A family pet died in the fire

Mar 09, 1963 - Derry - NH - Railroad Ave - VFW Hall 40x70 gutted by fire - Hall was razed shortly thereafter

Mar 09, 1985 - Manchester - NH - 48 Hanover Street - Historic Machinists Block - 4-story - 100 tenants, several businesses, a Victorian styled Opera House (formerly Strand Theater) built 1883 One woman killed - Several million dollars damage

Mar 10, 1893 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - Cove School - Hale Street, 2 Story Wood Frame Schoolhouse - All students safely evacuated

Mar 10, 1899 - Exeter - NH - West End - John Fellows Box Mill destroyed by fire

Mar 10, 1936 - Kittery - ME - Franklin Shiphouse at the Portsmouth Navy Yard "went up in flame"

Mar 10, 1976 - Fremont - NH - 235 Sandown Road - Barn built circa 1748 destroyed by fire - House and cider mill saved - Suspected arson

Mar 10, 1977 - Amherst - NH - Spring Road at Thornton's Ferry No. 2 Road - Sherburne Brothers Sawmill (the old Peaslee Mill) - Fire caused by spark hitting oil soaked sawdust fully engulfed building in fire

Mar 11, 1888 - Manchester - NH - Blizzard - 40 inches of snow over 3 days leaving 12 to 15 foot snow banks throughout city

Mar 12, 1988 - Seabrook - NH - General Alarm - US Rte 1 - Johnson Matthey Inc - Fire in chemical warehouse - Adams Village Trailer park evacuated

Mar 12, 2002 - Somersworth - NH - General Alarm - Franklin Street at Green Street, 2 apartment buildings well involved with exposure problems to similar structures

Mar 13, 1841 - Claremont - NH - West side of Sugar River - Nicholas Farwell's cotton cloth mill destroyed by fire

Mar 13, 1855 - Meredith - NH - Floor timbers at Village Hall broke through tumbling 150 voters into basement on town meeting day - Many received permanent injuries

Mar 13, 1984 - Lynn - MA - High Street - 6th Alarm Rooming house fire during snowstorm displaces 40 residents

Mar 13, 1985 - Boston (Charlestown) MA - 6th Alarm - Charlestown Navy Yard - First Ave and Ninth Street - 700 foot long 2.5 story brick building

Mar 14, 1893 - Exeter - NH - Exeter Manufacturing Company - 5 Story Brick 125x40 destroyed by fire - $160,000 loss - Mut/Aid Haverhill, Dover, Portsmouth

Mar 14, 1917 - Stoddard - NH - Mill Village - Island House (Hotel/summer house) burned

Mar 14, 1922 - Nashua - NH - Main Street at Temple Street - Telegraph Block (Built 1870c.) housing the Indian Head Bank burns down - 4 story brick

Mar 14, 1929 - Ellsworth - ME - "The most disastrous fire in the history of Ellsworth" - Hancock County Courthouse was gutted, and two firemen lost their lives when the belfry tower crashed to the basement carrying the firemen with it

Mar 14, 1960 - Revere - MA - General Alarm - Revere Beach Blvd - Beachview Ballroom - 3 story stucco destroyed by fire

Mar 14, 1985 - Lynn - MA - 5th Alarm, 101 Union Street - 3 story wood frame rooming house

Mar 14, 1998 - Hampton Falls - NH - 3rd Alarm - Route 1 Heritage House Rest, 2.5 Story Wood Frame

Mar 14, 2003 - Lyndon (Lyndonville) - VT - Church Street - Working Fire - Fire Station gutted by fire - Station was one half of the Lyndonville Electric Company Building - Much apparatus and equipment damaged by fire - Mutual Aid St. Johnsbury, Sheffield-Wheelock, East Burke - Temperature 7degrees below zero

Mar 15, 1869c. - (East) Cambridge - MA - Lumber Yard fire - 5 engines from Boston sent to assist

Mar 15, 1899c. - Newbury - VT - Newbury Center Vlg - Gibson's Tavern burned down

Mar 15, 1910 - Derry - NH - Major Fire - Madden's Ice House burned

Mar 15, 1920 - Milford - NH - South St - Eastern States Basket and Veneer Co burned down

Mar 15, 1923 - Woonsocket - RI - Mailloux Department Store Building - Fire in 4 story business spread to 3 story Garrneau Block and 2 tenement houses

Mar 15, 1939c. - Candia - NH - (Town Meeting Day) Town Hall burns down (Former Methodist Meeting House)

Mar 15, 1964c. - Milford - NH - Merrill Granary at north end of mill yard burned down

Mar 15, 1995 - Boston (Brighton) - MA - 5th Alarm - 436 Western Ave - 3 story wood frame residential over commercial (Big Daddy's Pizza and Subs)

Mar 15, 2003 - Manchester - NH - 4th Alarm - Box 415 - 594 Silver Street - 4 Story Wood Frame 75x40 occupied apartments over commercial, 11 eng, 5 trucks - Fire through roof with total building collapse

Mar 16, 1850 - Manchester - NH - Stark Mill #2 burns

Mar 16, 1854c. - Claremont - NH - Meacham Factory works burns

Mar 16, 1918 - Derry - NH - Chester Rd - Cummings True House (1 burned)

Mar 16, 1931 - Jamestown - RI - Private Sanitarium - 3 story wood frame building - Fire in number 3 cottage kills 4 patient and 1 orderly - Newport to the fire

Mar 16, 1962c. - Amherst - NH - Mack Hill Road at Manchester Road - Elmcroft, built about 1800, and in ramshackle condition leveled by suspicious fire

Mar 16, 1998 - Portland - ME - 4th Alarm - 75 Bishop St - Vacant warehouse heavily involved

Mar 17, 1915 - Derry - NH - Major fire - South Ave - Woodbury Shoe Building burned - 4 Story Wooden Mill 150x250

Mar 17, 1931 - Hudson - NH - Kimball Hill Road - Benson's Wild Animal Farm - Toy factory heavily damaged by fire - $14,000 loss

Mar 17, 1985 - Malden - MA - 6th Alarm - 665 Salem Street - Maplewood Square - Pythian Hall - 3 story brick commercial, 125 firefighters from 15 towns fought fire

Mar 18, 1741 - New York (Manhattan) - NY - British Fort George burns

Mar 18, 1992 - Mason - NH - 3rd Alarm, 204 Starch Mill Road - Barn and mobile home destroyed by fire - Greenville, Temple, Wilton, New Ipswich, Townsend, and Ashby

Mar 18, 1931 - Lynn - MA - General Alarm - Hotel Lenox wrecked by fire - 5 story brick - 3 killed, 5 injured - Salem, Revere, Peabody to scene - $200,000 loss

Mar 18, 2002 - Boston - MA - 6th Alarm - Box 232 - 461 Park Ave Drive - 3 Story Brick unoccupied apartment building - Fire through roof

Mar 19, 1905 - Pepperell - MA - Griffin Shoe shop destroyed by fire along with 28 buildings - Fire broke out on the fourth floor in an area where gas and oil soaked waste

Mar 19, 1936 - Hudson / Nashua - NH - Merrimack River floods well above flood stage Mar 19th through 24th - Several barns and other structure were uprooted and floated down river, smashing into the Rochester Railroad Bridge (which was under water)

Mar 19, 1936 - Manchester - NH - Merrimack River flood damages mills covering basement, 1st floor and 2nd floor of mills and machinery with tons of silt and mud - Telephone, electrical and water systems knocked out of service - McGregor bridge collapsed - 5 million gallon tanks crashed into Granite St Bridge - North Weare Railroad Bridge swept down river - Flooding noted in Fremont area

Mar 19, 1949 - Hampton - NH - Hampton Town Hall destroyed by fire

Mar 19, 1998 - Concord - NH - 3rd Alarm - 57 Center St, 2.5 Story Wood Frame 30x60 occupied apartment building

Mar 20, 1905 - Brockton - MA - Brockton Shoe, Grover Factory - Building explosion (boiler) with fire, fire spread to other company buildings and neighborhood dwellings completely destroying many structures - Over 50 killed

Mar 20, 1947 - Raymond - NH - on the Plains - Dwelling, couch fire, one fatality

Mar 20, 1966 - Milan - NH - Phoenix Column Bridge across Androscoggin River built (data loss) collapsed with automobile on it

Mar 20, 1988 - Nashua - NH - 5th Alarm - 8-16 Maple St - 3 Story Brick Apartment bldg - Halfway house - Heavy fire through roof

Mar 21, 1916 - Paris - TX - Most of town destroyed by fire as over 1400 buildings burn

Mar 21, 1953 - Manchester - NH - Elm Street - 4 story brick apartments over commercial - Red Arrow Restaurant, clothing and music store - Cellar fire extended rapidly, raging out of control for more than 4 hours Damage at $100,000

Mar 22, 1916 - Augusta - GA - 680 buildings burn in downtown district

Mar 22, 1917 - Nashua - NH - Spring Street School destroyed by fire.

Mar 22, 1931 - Holderness - NH - Homestead of Louis Avery destroyed by fire - 7 children killed in fire that razed the house in just 15 minutes - Green stovewood placed in oven to dry caused the fire - Children had gathered in parlor after being alert of fire - A rear door was opened causing a flashover that consumed those gathered - 7 other families members survived the fire Mar 22, 1967 - Nashua - NH - 823/4 West Hollis Street (Corner of Pine Street) - 2.5 story 5 unit apartment house fire - 2 children killed, 12 left homeless

Mar 23, 1882 - Andover - NH - Proctor House, Union Hall and carpenter shop burn causing $75000 loss

Mar 23, 1931 - Boston - MA - 4th Alarm - South End - Old Colony Furniture Company - A 2nd alarm fire was being fought simultaneously in the same district - 2 other smaller fires were also being fought in the city at the same (Corrected date, was listed as Mar 23, 1904)

Mar 23, 1953 - Southwest New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid (SWNHDFMA) formally organized

Mar 23, 1964 - Milford - NH - Bridge St (old Maple St) at Putnam St - Storehouse at textile mill burned down

Mar 23, 2002 - Hanover - MA - 4th Alarm - Winter Street, 100x300 Warehouse well involved

Mar 24, 1831 - Middlebury - VT - Major Fire - Center of Vlg - 6 building burned

Mar 24, 1871 - Boston - MA - South Boston - Suffolk Glass Works burn -

Mar 24, 1880 - Keene - NH - Clarke's Block on the square at Washington Street destroyed by fire - Mut/Aid from Fitchburg

Mar 24, 1923 - Worcester - MA - Assumption College - 3 story main building with dorms on top floor destroyed by fire

DAMAGED DATA ENTRY Mar 2 ection evacuated for 36 hours, including 400 residents of elderly housing (Pittsfield NH ???)

Mar 25, 1910 - Hamilton - MA - General Alarm - Downtown - Conflagration - 43 buildings

Mar 25, 1910 - Westwood - MA - Fire - Lion Fire Engine House - Destroyed by fire

Mar 25, 1988 - Manchester - NH - Fifth Alarm - Lincoln Street - 31 unit apartment bldg - 5 occupants and 1 ff injured

Mar 25, 1990 - Manchester - NH - 449 Hayward Street - Warehouse fire with heavy damage

Mar 25, 1990 - New York (Bronx) - NY - Happyland Social Club fire kills 87

Mar 25, 1998 - Raymond - NH - 5th Alarm - 57 Main St, 2.5 Story(front)3.5 Story(rear) Wood Frame Occupied Apartments over Store - Building heavily involved - Freetown County store and other businesses - Drafting from Lamprey River

Mar 26, 1900 - Andover (Potter Place) - NH - Hotel Potter and other buildings damaged or destroyed by fire

Mar 26, 1916 - Gardner - MA - Fire - Chestnut St Fire Station - Building destroyed - 3 horses killed - Steamer 2 damaged

Mar 26, 1983 - Nashua - NH - General Alarm - Temple Street at Amory Street - Chagnon Lumber

Mar.26, 1986. Boston, 98 Taylor St. 5th-3254, 1MC Warehouse - baled paper, (Shaffer Paper Co.) $690,000 .

Mar 27, 1961 - Nashua - NH - Main Street - Beasom Block heavily damaged by fire suffering $500,000 damage

Mar 27, 1975 - Albany - NH - Rte 16 - Piper Trail Restaurant burned to ground on a windy night

Mar 27, 1987 - Concord - NH - General Alarm - Legislative Office Building - Granite building heavily damaged by fire

Mar 27, 1997 - Rochester - NH - 5th Alarm+ - 400 No. Main St - Thompson Center Arms - 3 Bldgs destroyed, 19 Engines - 7 ladders - 3 Air Supply, 2 or 3 HazMat Teams

Mar 28, 1866 - Wentworth - NH - Dwelling house and barns on the east side of the river belonging to Henry W. Cleaby burnt - Set by incendiary

Mar 28, 2002 - Northwood - NH - 4th Alarm, 227 Ridge Road, 2.5 StyWdFrm occupied farmhouse 35x45 with attached garage and storage bldg - Heavy fire

Mar 29, 1879 - Claremont - NH - Tremont House (hotel built 18??) (data loss) gas explosion with fire - 40 guests in building at time - Four killed - Occupants were jumping from 2nd and 3rd floors - Fire spread to two large barns, a tin-shop, harness shop, boot and shoe shop, and a dressmaker shop

Mar 29, 1896 - Portsmouth - NH - Pleasant Street - Universal-Unitarian Church destroyed by fire - Damaged to 40 of nearby homes by flying sparks - Newly installed hydrant system helped save the South End from conflagration - Church at same location also burned Jan 11, 1947

Mar 29, 1899 - Hartford - CT - J.L. Howard factory burned

March 29, 1906 - Dover - NH - Masonic Temple - Large 6 story brick building destroyed by fire

Mar 29, 1963 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 2321 - 146 Massachusetts Ave - Sherry-Biltmore Hotel - 4 guest died

Mar 29, 1968 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 1539 - Berkeley Street at Newbury Street - The First Church of Boston - Mar 29, 1974 - Bristol - VT - north side of Main Street - Boys Club, Kountry Kupboard Restaurant and several other businesses severely damaged by fire

Mar 29, 1998 - Brockton - MA - 3rd Alarm - 748 No. Main St. - 4 Story 40x50

Mar 30, 1676 - Wrentham - MA - Town burned

Mar 30, 1890 - Claremont - NH - North Street - 7 family tenement building burned

Mar 30, 1993 - Hudson - NH - Box 383 - Derry Road - Alvirne High School Agricultural Center - Large active 100 year old barn heavily damaged by fire - Cattle barn and milking operations saved by quick actions of FD

Mar 30, 1995 - Manchester - NH - 4th Alarm - 55 Beech Street - Golomb's Market, 2 story wood frame destroyed by fire that started in light fixture

Mar 30, 1998 - Peabody - MA - 5th Alarm - 60 Pulaski St - Fully involved mill building

Mar 31, 1987 - Beverly - MA - 5th Alarm - Mullen Advertising - 622 Hale Street - 3.5 Story Wood Frame Tudor Style Mansion/Comm property (Former mansion of newspaper publisher William Loeb) - Fire fought in 40 mph winds

Apr 01, 1873c. - Boston - MA - Box 17 - Hanover Street at Blackstone Street - Sannett's Mattress Factory - Three firefighters killed (a rough guess on the date month/day)

Apr 01, 1900 - Derry (East Derry) - NH - old J.C. Sanders Place - Fire in attic and roof of ell and all along attic and roof of main house - Bucket brigade using 30 pails and 40 large milk cans fought fire for 2 hours - Kitchen and dining room damaged by fire - entire roof of ell burned of - House roof "honeycombed" - Alarm of fire rung in by the East Derry Church bell

Apr 01, 1987 - Northern New England - Worst flooding in 50 years causes state of emergency to be declared - Roads and a historic bridge in Maine washed out - In Nashua NH, a man was swept away by the Nashua River at the Main Street bridge and over a dam, fatally

Apr 02, 1947 - Derry - NH - North High Street at railroad crossing - Boston and Maine Train vs pickup truck, in driving rain storm - 3 killed and three with serious injuries

Apr 02, 1994 - Rochester - NH - 3rd Alarm - 39 Summer St - 3 Story Wood Frame

Apr 02, 1995 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - 755 Beech Street at Blodget Street - Spectacular fire destroys apartment building - Arson fire set by 11 year old girl

Apr 02, 1998 - Dracut - MA - 3rd Alarm - Wendy's Burgers - 5 Arlington St at Bridge, 1 Story Comm Rest Fire on drive thru side near kitchen

Apr 03, 1913 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Kempton Block - Upper story of block destroyed by fire

Apr 03, 1991 - Brattleboro - VT - Multiple Alarm - Downtown - Paramount Theater, an Art-Deco style building destroyed by fire container theater, vacant apartments and vacant retail space - Over 100 firefighters fought this fire for over 5 hours - Mut/Aid Hinsdale, Keene, Meadowood, West Chesterfield, Bellows Falls, Dummerston, Putney, Vernon, and Westminster

Apr 04, 1939 - Fremont - NH - 272 Main Street - Garage with attached barn/garage completely destroyed by fire - Garage contained 4 new cars and 8 used cars - The adjacent public library was badly scorched with many books suffering water damage - Kingston Mut/Aid

Apr 03, 1954 - Leominster - MA - The fire started in a supply room in the Castle Novelty Company on Manning Ave. the heat set fire to the nearest buildings in it's path, single family houses, triple deckers, a garage, and the Aubuchon hardware store. The only two firefighters injured were trapped under a brick wall a call firefighter's car got burned as well. My great grandfather drove the city's 1946 seagrave ladder to the fire On the first call. In the end, 12 buildings damaged and or destroyed with 56 left homeless. *contributed / 2nd per 12/04*

Apr 04. 1984 - Newbury - NH - The original Newbury fire station was severely damaged by fire overnight

Apr 05, 1984 - Boston - MA - Major fire - Massachusetts Ave by Huntington Ave - Abandoned six story apartment building destroyed

Apr 05, 1998 - Springfield - VT - 3rd Alarm Fatal - Main St - 4 Unit Apartment Bldg, 1 fatality

Apr 07, 1968 - Merrimack - NH - Turkey Hill Covered Bridge destroyed by fire

Apr 08, 1909 - Manchester - NH - Auburn Street - Blaze swept over extensive area - Mut/Aid Concord, Nashua, Portsmouth, Dover and the militia

Apr 08, 1988 - Allenstown - NH - 5th Alarm Brush - Chester Turnpike

Apr 08, 1990 - Manchester - NH - 5th Alarm - 318 - Perkins Road - Walker Christmas Tree Farm - 3 Story barn with slight extension to occupied farm house

Apr 08, 2004 - Henniker NH - 3rd Alarm - 4 Bradford Road - Central NH Concrete - Tall 100x100 industrial building - Heavy fire with partial roof collapse

Apr 09, 1891 - Sanford - ME - Hutrchin's Brothers steam mill destroyed by fire

Apr 09, 1899 - Peterborough - NH - Farnsworth Homestead - Dwelling destroyed by fire (2nd of 3 suspicious fires in 5 months)

Apr 09, 1995 - Bradford - NH - 3rd Alarm - Fairgrounds Road - Vacant 50x150 bldg

Apr 09, 1998 - Epsom - NH - 3rd Alarm - 3 Mobile Homes on fire

Apr 10, 1904 - Colebrook - NH - Several stores, tenements and a paint shop burn

Apr 10, 1998 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm, 100 Block of Commercial St - 5 Story Brick Mill 100x300

Apr 11, 1894 - Swanton - VT - Fatal Fire - 6 year old boy burned to death

Apr 11, 1991 - Plymouth - MA - 6th Alarm - address - Brush fire on conservation land

Apr 11, 1994 - Londonderry - NH - 428 Kelly Road - Technical Resources and Manufacturing - Building extensively damaged by fire

Apr 12, 1908 - Chelsea - MA - Great Fire - 3500 buildings burned (2800 destroyed) - 18 victims perish - Damaged over $20,000,000 - 17,000 left homeless

Apr 12, 1987 - Hampton - NH - 5th Alarm - Ocean Blvd - Duff's Hotel, unoccupied 4 story wood gutted by fire

Apr 12, 2002 - Marblehead - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 36 - address? - 3.5 StyWdFrm irregular 60x60 apartment building - Fire in attic and through roof

Apr 12, 2003 - Salisbury - NH - 4th Alarm on arrival - 462 Raccoon Hill Road - Barn and dwelling with reported occupant still inside - Andover, Concord, Hill, Franklin Mut/Aid to scene

Apr 12, 2004 - Concord - NH - 3rd Alarm - 23 Warren Street - 21/2 Story Wood Frame apartments over toy store - Bathroom fire extended over considerable portion of building

Apr 13, 1887 - Troy - NH - Silsby Tannery burned to ground and fire spread to a nearby barn, tenement, and picture frame shop totally destroying all

Apr 13, 1914 - Derry - NH - Box 58 - Abbott Block at Railroad Square - Major fire causing heavy damage - Started in Berry's Grocery Store on first floor stove and spread to apartments a fish store, and a luncheonette

Apr 14, 1872 - Ayer - MA - Forty buildings in business district destroyed by fire

Apr 14, 1905 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Bridge Street and Main Street - Most of business section of the village and the Usher Shoe Shop and Butler and Fogg Shoe Shop, the vacant Springvale Shoe Shop on Pleasant Street, the Dirigo Block and Main and Bridge Streets, the Tebbett's Hotel at Main and Oak Streets destroyed by fire

Apr 14, 1914 - Boston (Brighton) - MA - 4th Alarm - Commonwealth Ave at Long Ave - Apartment building - 4 dwellers die in fire

Apr 14, 1954 - Fitzwilliam - NH - Mountain Monadnock "Half Way House - Large grand resort hotel with room for about 300 guests destroyed by fire - First hotel on this site burned down in 1866

Apr 14, 1963 - Cambridge - MA - Major Fire - John P. Squire Company -

Apr 14, 1990 - Manchester - NH - 4th Alarm - Lowell Street at Malvern Street - 3 StyWdFrm tenement spread to 3 other buildings due to gusty winds. Fire began at 20 Malvern St., and quickly spread to adjacent buildings at 18 Malvern St. and 326 Concord St. The fire also damaged buildings at 24 Malvern St., and 318 Lowell St. - Six families were left homeless by the fire

Apr 15, 1838 - Wentworth - NH - Daniel Merrill house, the former Kezer Public House - Large 2 story dwelling burnt - Fire started "from the arch in boiling sap"

Apr 15, 1853c. - Claremont - NH - Red Water Brook Road - dwelling of Arnold Farr burns down killing three children ages 7 to 14

Apr 15, 1892 - Claremont - NH - House, barns and other buildings at old town farm completely destroyed by fire

Apr 15, 1900c. - Groveland - MA - Fire demolished the library located in the Page Building, two-thirds of the 1,787 books were lost.

Apr 15, 1918c. - Hooksett - NH - Riverside Inn entirely destroyed by fire - 3.5 story 75x30

Apr 15, 1960c. - Hampstead - NH - Main Street at Shop Pond - unoccupied Emerson Shoe Factory - Large mill building destroyed by fire

Apr 15, 1969c. - Fairhaven - MA - Fatal Fire - Main Street - House fire - 3 pre-teen boys die

Apr 15, 1984c. - Concord - NH - 125-year-old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a historic landmark across the street from the State House heavily damaged by fire - In 1988 a former Concord man who confessed to setting 56 fires in Florida has been charged with torching St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Damage to the 125-year-old church took 2 1/2 years and $3 million to repair.

Apr 15, 1998 - Franklin - NH - 3rd Alarm - 500 Central St. Silver Bullet Club. Restaurant & Nightclub - 8 Mut/Aid towns, over 100 FF's

Apr 15, 1999 - Acton - MA - Acton Boxboro High School heavily damaged by fire. Two separate arson fires, in auditorium and outside the gymnasium

Apr 16, 1836 - Keene - NH - Phoenix Hotel - 3 story brick 52x56 burned

Apr 16, 1870 - Nashua - NH - First Congregational Church destroyed by fire, and buildings from Park Street to Pearson Street burned

Apr 16, 1887 - Sanford - ME - Hotel Hanson, a dwelling, stable and carriage house destroyed by fire - Started in bowling alley below hotel

Apr 16, 1980 - Londonderry - NH - 2nd Alarm+ - East Perimeter Road (Dargue Ave) near Ricker Av - 3 winged 1 Sty Commercial bldg, 40x120 each wing - Heavy fire 1 wing - 6 businesses destroyed - Mutual Aid Manchester, Derry, East Derry

Apr 16, 2004 - Westminster MA - 6th Alarm - Fitchburg Road - Pine Tree Power - Large 4 story metal clad industrial with smoke stacks and 5 story towers - Exposure to large 4 story A-frame - Wind with embers a problems - Defensive operations - Deck guns and tower ladders - Fire being fed basement through ductwork system - Plant reportedly converted construction debris and other material to power - 100 tons of woods chips still burning task following morning force activated lengthy operations

Apr 17, 1890 - Exeter - NH - Boston and Maine Railroad - Fire started on 2nd floor in restaurant section - Flames through roof on arrival - Brick building virtually destroyed

Apr 17, 1995 - Pittsfield - NH - 3rd Alarm - South Pittsfield Rd, 1.5 story wood frame building

Apr 17, 2002 - Windham - NH - 5th Alarm - Indian Rock Road at Range Road (Rte 111 @ Rte 111A) - Historic Klemm's Windham County Stores, 2.5 StyWdFrm commercial complex 50x200 containing several stores (Capri Pizza) with several attached exposures - Heavy fire through roof - Hudson and Salem towers working

Apr 17, 2004 - Hanson - MA - 4th Alarm - High Street - Old Plymouth County Hospital

Apr 18, 1848 - Haverhill NH - Haverhill Corner - Fire started in Towle Tavern causing several buildings to be destroyed by fire

Apr 18, 1882 - Rye (Beach) - NH - (1st) Farragot House (Hotel) burned - 4 Story 40x60

Apr 18, 1947 - Chester - NH - adjacent to Post Office - old Maple Inn / old Chester Inn - Hotel burned to ground - Store/dwelling (Rand family) 50% damaged by fire - Derry, Raymond, Auburn to scene

Apr 18, 1995 - Dover - NH - 4th Alarm - Main & Washington St, 1 Story Brick 75x300 - 3 Deck guns - 4 Tower/Ladders

Apr 19, 1810 - Hanover - NH - Northeast part of village - Doctor Smith's barn and two nearby houses burn

Apr 19, 1853 - Carroll - NH - Fabyan, 1st Crawford House Hotel (Old Moosehorn Tavern, Mount Washington House) burned down, containing 100 rooms for 150 guests

Apr 19, 1931 - Nashua - NH - Canal Street (Railroad Square) - Old City Station (Franklin Opera House on upper floor) completely gutted by fire

Apr 19, 1964 - Chelsea - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 282 - Maple Street - Rag shop and adjoining lumber yard

Apr 19, 1993 - Derry (East Derry) - NH - 106 English Range Road - Propane explosion destroying house - Resulting fire destroyed several farm buildings and burned several fields, 10 departments fought fire

Apr 20, 1917 - Newport - NH - Serious Fire - Richards Block, Millers Store, 1st Nat'l Bank - Basement fire with extensive damage

Apr 20, 1920 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Portland Concrete Company (near Railroad Station) completely destroyed by fire - Fire apparatus in route to fire mistook the 12:00 Noon whistle as the "All Out" signal and returned to station

Apr 20, 1970 - Derry - NH - Railroad Ave - 5 unit apartment building destroyed by fire (later razed)

Apr 21, 1846, 1896 - Andover - NH - House, barn, carriage house, sheds, stocks and farming tools of James and HC Weymouth burned

Apr 21, 1892 - Windham - NH - Windham Depot near Nashua and Rochester Railroad line - Farm building and house destroyed by fire - Caused by sparks from passing locomotive

Apr 21, 1912 - Fremont - NH - Martin Road - New England Brick Company - Sparks from a train started a fire that consumed 7 houses with barns and shed, a boarding house, a dining hall, an ice house, a bakery, and a blacksmith shop - Brickyard was abandoned at time of fire

Apr 21, 1984 - Concord - NH - Fire and Game Dept Headquarters gutted by fire, suspected arson

Apr 21, 1997 - Orange - MA - 5th Alarm - Daniel Shay Highway - Homestead Fine Food and Spirits - Rustic restaurant destroyed by fire

Apr 22, 1895 - Worcester - MA - Major fire - 418-422 Main Street - Kinnecutt Block burned, 2 FF deaths

Apr 22, 1959 - Windham - NH - Rte 28 - Historic Old Witch Hazel Factory - Heavily involved and nearly destroyed by fire

Apr 22, 1993 - Boston (South End) - MA - 6th Alarm - Washington Street at Mass Ave - Block long abandoned hotel

Apr 22, 2004 - New Bedford - MA - General Alarm - North Front and Acushnet Ave - 3 Story Wood Frame dwelling 50x50 - Fire with explosion

Apr 23, 1892 - Somerville - MA - 4th Alarm - Cambridge Box 12 - Between Somerville Ave and Prison Point Bridge - Fitchburg Rail storage shop - The Flames Were Finally Extinguished, After The Entire City Had Been Badly Scared By The Number Of Alarms Sounded - Chief Hopkins Says That The Extra Alarms Were Entirely Unnecessary And Unauthorized

Apr 23, 1960 - Chelsea - MA - 4th Alarm - address ?? - Rag shop fire

Apr 23, 1960 - Rye (Beach) - NH - Ocean Wave House burned - 3.5 Story Hotel built 1865

Apr 23, 1984 - Auburn - NH - Londonderry Turnpike, 100 year old Parker-Milne mansion burned down (Arson)

Apr 23, 1996 - Woburn - MA - 5th Alarm - Draper Street - Bradco Supply, 2 story commercial, 100 foot flames with multiple explosions

Apr 24, 1884 - Fall River - MA - April 24, 1884 - At 6 P.M. fire started amongst cotton in the basement of Sagamore Mill No. 1, a brick structure, which was destroyed within a few hours.

Apr 24, 1903c. - Farmington - ME - Exchange Hotel burned - $5000 loss

Apr 24, 1941 - Marshfield MA - Fire started near junction of Plymouth Avenue and Ocean Street Fieldston Burned to Samoset Avenue Ocean Bluff, Destroyed, 446 Houses. 96 Garages, 12 Stores, 2 Hotels, Casino, Post Office, and a Church. buildings to go then came the large Ocean Bluffs Casino, the large general store and post office of Starratt and Wright - The stop was made at the corner of Ocean Street and Samoset avenue

Apr 24, 1956 - Londonderry - NH - Grenier Field - Air Force C-47 transport plane on demo flight crashes during late season storm - News reporter Palmer Payne was on board the plane had a tape recorder going before, during, and after the crash, making for a dramatic news report

Apr 24, 1997 - Hudson - MA - 5th Alarm - address - Test Devices Inc. - Fire in multiple buildings, machine shop building destroyed

Apr 25, 1888 - Concord - NH - Unitarian Church and High School along with adjacent house burn to ground - Fire started in third floor chemistry laboratory and was fanned by strong northerly winds (Unitarian Church also burned in 1

Apr 25, 1892 - New London - NH - Major Fire - Colby Academy - Academy building consumed by fire

Apr 24, 2004 - Marblehead - MA - 4th Alarm - 11 Foster Street - 3 story dwelling - Fire floor 3 and through roof

Apr 25, 2004 - Berlin - NH - 5th Alarm - Pleasant Street near Main Street - Downtown business block - Fire started in a storage area located in the Color Works building - Color Works, North Country Florist, Studio Works, Waystack and King and Coos County Adult Tutorial and Adult Basic Education were destroyed in the fire, which caused an estimated $1 million in damage.

Apr 26, 1871 - Manchester By the Sea - MA - General Alarm - Multiple Bldgs - Central St by Waterfront - ( 3 Story Wood Factories, 6 houses, several outbuildings )

Apr 26, 1994 - Rochester - NH - 3rd Alarm - Route 11 - Cardinals Rest., 1 Story Comm

Apr 26, 2002 - Boston (Dorchester) - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 3328, 20 Claybourne Street - Vacant 2.5 StyWdFrm fully involved with extension to 4 occupied residential buildings

Apr 27, 1862 - Wentworth - NH - Dwelling house and barn of Robert Eames at the Mountain Farm destroyed by fire - Set by incendiary

Apr 28, 1910 - Manchester - NH - Hanover Street - Odd Fellows Block burns taking two civilian lives

Apr 28, 1941 - Marlow - NH - Marlow and Stoddard - 3 day forest fire burned over 24000 acres - Draft from fire carried burning boards 400 to 500 feet along ground across Rte 10, 10 fire engines stationed in Marlow Village kept the fire at bay as it closed in on all sides - Rain and a freak snowstorm helped bring fire under control after 3 days - Flames fed off the downed timber from the hurricane of 1938 - Pitcher Mountain Fire tower and cabin burned to ground *www.hsccnh.org*

Apr 28, 1964 - Malden - MA - 3rd Alarm - 324 Main Street - Clifford, Black and Gorman Furniture Store destroyed by fire, 1 fatality

Apr 29, 1852 - Boston - MA - Box 52 - Causeway at Charlestown Street - House fire - 1st fire to be sent through newly installed fire alarm system

Apr 29, 1901 - Andover - NH - Tucker Mountain - All building belonging to Frank Chandler on Tucker Mountain burned

Apr 29, 1970 - Derry - NH - Railroad Ave - 5 unit apartment building gutted by fire, later razed (conflicting date of Apr 20, 1970)

Apr 29, 1984 - Northfield - VT - Fire truck accident Fatal - Norwich University cadet driving a fire truck that went out of control and killed three cadets - Driver was charged with drunken driving with death resulting - One of the Cadet's was married just three weeks earlier

Apr 30, 1859 - Carroll - NH - Fabyan, 2nd Crawford House Hotel burns, 2.5 Story 2 sections 120x36, 200 guest capacity - (possible conflicting date of Apr data loss)

Apr 30 Data loss E - Main Street - Frank Broggi's store, Kempton's building and stable, Smith's photograph gallery, and Haigh's Restaurant all destroyed by fire

May 01, 1905 - Bartlett - NH - Cove Mountain House - Hotel with capacity of 50-75 guest suffers kitchen fire that spreads and completely destroys building - Howard Hotel is built on this site in 1910 which was renamed the Bartlett Hotel and eventually was destroyed by fire March 7, 1989

May 02, 1984 - Dedham - MA - 6th Alarm - Milton Street near Veterans Road - United Waste Co. Warehouse - Building loaded with wool destroyed - Resulting wind swept brush fire threatened several dwellings

May 04, 1930 - Nashua - NH - General Alarm - Boxes 9,35,49,48 - The Great Crown Hill Fire - 400 buildings destroyed - $2,000,000 loss - 125 homes destroyed, 200 families homeless - Proctor Brothers Stave Mill, White Mountain Freezer Companies, American Box and Lumber Company in ruins - National Guard called in - Infant Jesus Church and School destroyed

May 03, 1959 - Milford - NH - Old Milford Inn totally burned (150 years old)

May 03, 1986 - Ashland - NH - Suspicious woods fire burns 98 acres in Ashland on Hicks Hill and 10 acres in Gilford on Belknap Mountain (May 4th) in two separate arson fires

May 03, 1991 - Portsmouth NH - Multiple Alarm, 104 Bartlett Street - Ricci's Supply Company, 100 firefighters from 15 towns

May 04, 1845 - Portsmouth - NH - Major fire - Fire started in dye house at Hanover and Market St . Penhallow Street also affected. - Fire fanned out and destroyed several 4 story brick bldgs, several houses, a cabinet shop, several warehouses and grocery stores - Mutual Aid Newburyport MA with 3 engines and 400 volunteers - The garrison at Fort Constitution also provided aid with an excellent engine

May 04, 1907 - Derry - NH - Major Fire - Beaver Lake - The Elms - 3 Story Wood Frame Hotel and several exposure bldgs destroyed in fire (Former boarding house for Adams Female Academy)

May 04, 1921 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Witham Street - Trafton's box shop and gristmill burned

May 04, 1985 - Boston (Back Bay) - MA - 6th Alarm - 731 Boylston Street - 6 story stone and masonry office building

May 04, 1990 - Lynn - MA - 6th Alarm - 842 Western Ave - 3 story apartments over commercial - Extended to exposure dwellings in rear, 16 left homeless

May 04, 2000 - Concord - MA - 8th Alarm - 747 Main St - Concord Prof Center - Occupied Commercial Bldg - Fire thru roof - Nursing home threatened

May 04, 2002 - Boston - MA - 9th Alarm - Box 4228 - 58 Third Ave - Charlestown Navy Yard - The Ropewalk building, 2 & 3 Sty brick vacant building 1500' long - 8 ladder pipes, 2 towers, 7 deck guns, 21 engines 1 rescue operating

May 05, 1883 - Hanover - NH - Lebanon Street - Great fire, 13 houses burn

May 05, 1890 - Sanford - ME - Joshua Little (damaged data) 2 adults with serious burns

May 05, 2000 - Newington - NH - 7th Alarm - 40 Dover Rd Allard's Moving - Large Metal Storage bldg

May 06, 1868 - Hanover - NH - North Main Street - E.K. Smith's candy shop destroyed by fire

May 06, 1874 - Williamsburg - MA - Dam Break - 43 ft earthen dam on Mill Creek - Landslide resulting in flood kills 144

May 06, 1959 - Londonderry - NH - Rte 28 - Ted's Used Cars and Parts - Building and autos destroyed by fire and explosions - Fire reported 200 feet high

May 06, 1960 - Derry - NH - General Alarm on arrival - South Ave - Chelmsford Shoe Company (former Woodbury Shoe) - Large Mill - 4 apt bldgs, 12 houses, 1 store destroyed - Mutual Aid Londonderry, East Derry, Grenier Field AFB, Andover, Chester, Methuen, Lawrence, Manchester, Nashua, Salem, Windham, National Guard, Boy Scouts and Red Cross

May 06, 1960 - Derry - NH - Island Pond Road - 3-2 Alarm - Chicken coup and 2 barns destroyed by fire killing over 300 animals

May 07, 1933 - Ellsworth - ME - Arsonist set fire to the Old Bijou Theater Building with strong winds and embers spreading fire to three fourths of the business district and the residences south of Main Street - 130 buildings were destroyed, many others damaged - Loss in excess of $1,200,000. Mutual Aid Blue Hill, Belfast, Bangor, Old Town, Bucksport, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Brewer, and Bar Harbor. In an attempt to save Hancock Hall where the city's records were kept, firefighters dynamited the Partridge house. The explosion inadvertently sent burning lumber into the building and Hancock Hall was lost.

May 7, 1986. Boston, (Brighton) R.40 Guest St. 2nd +2L,2RS. Box 5294. MBTA Train collision, 200 transported.

May 07, 2004 - (North) Windham ME - 3rd Alarm -608 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) @ Pinelyne Furniture. Heavy fire in a 2-3 story storage area between an attached commercial store and a farmhouse, separated by fire walls. The storage area heavily involved with collapse of roof area. Several towns responded M/A to the fire including a tanker task for water.

May 08, 1957 - Sanford - ME - Forest fire starts near Sand Pond and spreads to Kennebunk over three days - Twenty-five departments fight this fire

May 08, 1969 - Swampscott - MA - General Alarm - Ocean House Hotel - On the Waterfront - 8 Story Wood Frame Resort Hotel fully involved

May 8, 1986. Boston, (E.Bos) 36 Ashley St. 3rd-6242 4Bk OMD, $268,000.

May 09, 1928 - Jefferson - NH - Waumbek Hotel - Main building, 4 cottages and several out buildings destroyed by fire

May 09, 1989 - Lewiston - ME - Lewiston Raceway - Stable fire kills seven horses - Ruled arson

May 09, 1996 - Sunapee - NH - Plane Crash - FATAL - 4 seat CAP aircraft - Lake Sunapee / Birch Point

May 09, 2004 - Carmel - ME - MVA Multiple fatal - I-95 northbound - SUV passing in breakdown lane at high speed went off road killing 4 adults and 3 children

May 10, 1887 - Lebanon - NH - Conflagration - 80 buildings and several sheds and out buildings burn including 5 mill complexes - 600 out of work - Livery stables, warehouse, large general store, entire Baldwin Block on Hanover St - 40 families left homeless - Mut/Aid several towns including Warren and Concord

May 11, 1836 - Nantucket - MA - Main Street - Washington House Hotel, house, Frank Hussey's store and a hardware shop burned

May 11, 1962 - Fremont - NH - 378 Main Street - Gagnon's Saw Mill and Box Shop - Completely destroyed by fire

May 12, 1909 - Plymouth - NH - Main Street - Second Pemigewasset House - 4 Story 230x80 - Destroyed by fire

May 12, 1915 - Conway (North Conway) - NH - First Eagle Mountain House burned

May 13, 1983 - Beverly MA - 100 block of Rantoul Street - Two vacant five story factories - Four young teens arrested for arson

May 13, 1983 - Boston - MA - Hi-Rise fire and explosion - Tremont and Court streets near Gov't Center, 13 Story office building, 15 persons were injured - Dozens driven to the roof and to the streets.

May 14, 1840 - Manchester (Amoskeag Vlg) - NH - Island Mill on the Merrimack River just below Amoskeag Falls employing 125 destroyed by fire

May 14, 1868 - Fall River - MA - The Fall River (White) Mill, built in 1827 was destroyed by flames, which broke out in the picker room about 3:30 in the morning.

May 14, 1899 - Manchester - NH - address? - $100,000 fire

May 14, 1903 - Manchester - NH - Massabesic House totally destroyed by fire - A subject had sent a post card, which was received later that day, threatening to burn down the establishment

May 14, 1962 - Merrimack - NH - Gate City Poultry destroyed - Located directly across street from Central Fire Station

May 14, 1968 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 711 - Summer Street Bridge - Fire spread from shed under bridge to others sheds, freights cars, tractor trailers, and to the bridge

May 15, 1827c. - Pittsfield - NH - Main Street - Woolen Mill 5 story burned to ground

May 15, 1894 - Boston - MA - Conflagration - Walpole Street near the baseball grounds - 12 brick and 98 wood buildings destroyed by fire - Fire house at 1046 Tremont Street was one of the destroyed buildings - $500,000 property damage

May 15, 1901c. - Schenectady - NY - 58 Washington Ave - Historic Hawley House where George Washington had slept involved in fire

May 15, 1911c. - Milford - NH - Osgood District, 1200 acres burn in brush/woods fire

May 15, 1912 - Londonderry - NH - Nashua Road - Set of "Fine" farm buildings destroyed by fire including 2 story house, ell, barn, and sheds - House built in 1879 - Fire started in partition behind kitchen stove

May 15, 1915c. (Sunday) - Newbury - VT - Tucker Mountain Road - Col John Smith's Tavern - Tavern and whole set of connecting buildings burned killing two young children

May 15, 1919c. - Milford - NH - Smith and Flinigan blocks burn

May 15, 1922c. - Limestone - ME - Fire, 22 buildings burn

May 15, 1949c. - Milford - NH - Mont Vernon Rd - Frank Hartshorn and Co. Sawmill burned down (Lightning strike)

May 16, 1874 - Claremont - NH - Sugar River Paper Mill - Bleach explosion blows out west wall of building killing one worker and causing $20,000 damage

May 16, 1884 - Worcester - MA - Major Fire - South Worcester - Packachoag Mills destroyed, 1 fatality

May 16, 1990 - Boston (Roxbury) - MA - 6th alarm - 46 Millmont Street - Refuge Church in Christ - Basement fire extended through roof

May 16, 1991 - Lynn - MA - 6th Alarm - address - large H-shaped building burns leaving 90 homeless

May 17, 1843 - Exeter - NH - Powder Mill Road - Powder Mill explosion - Building and one worker blown to bits by 150 pounds of gun powder

May 17, 1965 - Manchester - NH - First snorkel truck apparatus in New Hampshire goes in service as Truck 1, purchased for $56,300. Used at the Pine Island Amusement fire on Dec 2nd

May 18, 1736 - Portsmouth - NH - Dwelling of Richard Waldron (Secretary of the Colonial Province of New Hampshire) destroyed by fire

May 18, 1927 - Conway (South Conway) - NH, 150 year old house struck by lightning and destroyed by resulting fire - This beautiful house owned by Eliza Parsons Underhill also contained a library of 1200 books - Total loss $10,000

May 18th, 1934 - Newburyport - MA - Several fire started by an arsonist culminating in a conflagration - First fire was on Merrimac Street across for the fire station - Fowler Rooming House, contained to one room - Second fire was on Liberty Street for a junkyard and storage sheds near the fire station - Mutual Aid Amesbury assisted in bringing the fire under control in two hours - Third fire was Merrimac Street opposite Summer Street for Box 47 near the city hall - 20 buildings along the waterfront were destroyed putting 500 workers out of work - Destroyed factories included Dodge Brothers shoe factory, a four story wood frame building and Learned Shoe factory, a five story brick and wood - A commercial garage and several dwellings located between Winter and Market Streets were also destroyed - Three and a half city blocks had been reduced to rubble. Three large shoe factories, 12 boats on McKay's wharf, a funeral parlor, the Odd Fellows hall, several commercial establishments and dwellings had been destroyed by the fire with damage estimated to be $1 million dollars Mutual aid from every town within 30 miles responded including Salisbury, Amesbury, Newbury, and West Newbury Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Salem, Lynn, Danvers, Hamilton, Georgetown and Ipswich along with Portsmouth, Exeter and Hampton New Hampshire May 18, 1963 - Chelsea - MA - 3rd Alarm - Crescent Ave - New England Coal and Wood Company destroyed

May 18, 1986 - Woburn - MA - 6th Alarm - Elm Street - Linscott School - Flames 100 feet in air - Exposure school building 20 feet away protected through a valiant effort of firefighters

May 18, 1992 - Derry - NH - 29 Sunview Drive (aka 5 Tsienneto Road) - 24 unit condo total loss from fire - Mutual Aid 8 towns, 1 victim serious condition

May 19, 1862 - Manchester - NH - Manchester Street between Chestnut Street and Elm Street over to Hanover Street - A number of tenements burned

May 19, 1938 - Conway (Conway Vlg) - NH - Mill destroyed by fire

May 20, 1917 - Newport - NH - Serious Fire - Dudley Block - Building ablaze at 4:00 AM - Under control in an hour

May 20, 1918 - Derry - NH - "The White Neighborhood" School District 4 School House - School house and sheds burned to ground

May 20, 1991 - Rochester - NH - 3rd Alarm, 108 Wakefield - 3 Story Apartment

May 20, 2003 - Orleans - VT - Ethan Allan factory - Dust collection unit spread to top floor at lacquer paint plant, 100 firefighters to scene - Mutual Aid - Glover, Derby Line, Newport City, Westmore, Irasburg

May 21, 1914 - Manchester - NH - Varick company elm Street - with a loss of $44,000

May 21,1986. Boston (Back Bay) - MA - 7 to 11 Blackwood St. 2nd+2L-1564 4Bk OMDs $130,000.

May 21, 2003 - Berlin - NH - Third Alarm - 1826 Riverside Drive (Rte 16) - Northland Restaurant and Dairy Bar - Landmark business destroyed by fire Grease feed ventilation fire extended into attic and through roof

May 22, 1923 - Conway (Intervale) - NH - Intervale House (Grand Hotel) burns

May 22, 1948 - Derry (East Derry) - NH - Thwing Farm - Large historic barn 108x60, built about 1775 destroyed by fire

May 22, 1964 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 7251 and Mutual Aid Box 8112 - 26 Bellflower Street - Fire spread to several buildings - 9 three-deckers involved at one time - 19 buildings in all suffered fire damage

May 22, 1970 - East Derry - NH - English Range Road - Historic barn and sheds destroyed by fire - Extreme exposure to dwelling successfully protected

May 22, 1987 - Bennington - VT - Main Street - Old Home Furniture building - 4 Story bldg converted to a food store, Nautilus shop, video shop and hair salon with extensive damage - Spread to adjacent stores causing minor damage, 150 FF's at scene

May 22, 2004 - Milan - NH - Multiple Alarm - Vallee Lumber Yard - Saw Mill heavily involved - Mutual Aid - Strafford, Lancaster, Groveton (Northumberland)

May 23, 1871 - Andover (East Andover) - NH - Freewill Baptist Church burns

May 23, 1998 - Wolfeboro - NH - 6th Alarm - Pleasant Valley Rd, 12 Acres - Tumbledown Dick Mtn, 125 FF and 2 helos

May 24, 1897 - Lyndon - VT - Great Fire - Fire started in Lyndon House Lyndon Corner. - All west side Main Street south from York St destroyed.

May 24, 1985 - York - ME - Cape Neddick Inn fire

May 24, 1986. 20 Glenwood Av. 3rd-3757. 2Bk Warehouse, $230,000.

May 24, 1998 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 6164 193 Marion St - Multiple 3 Deckers

May 24, 2001 - Nashua - NH - 4th Alarm - 18 1/2 Arlington Street - Arlington Arms Apartments

May 25, 1910 - Fremont - NH - Black Rocks Village - Large 2.5 Story building containing George W. Balls Union Hall and Restaurant, Cook's store, Charles Beede's store containing post office completely destroyed by fire - Caused by children playing with matches. Added information by contributor It burned three businesses in Fremont Village. It was one of the worst fires to strike the town. Because of this fire, it was necessary for Fremont to finally build a town hall to replace George W. Ball's Union Hall where social activities had been held in the town since that building was built in 1892.

May 25, 1964 - Manchester - NH - Chief Edward Grady resigns, after 35 years with the department. His resignation with was accepted with regret. <

May 25, 1993 - Newport - NH - Historic Fire, 157 year-old Corbin Covered Bridge - Arson fire.

May 26, 1903 - Laconia - NH - Great Lakeport fire - Start in mill building and spread to through several blocks destroying several dwelling - Mut/Aid from as far as Dover

May 26, 1953 - Quonset Point - RI - off shore - 27,100 ton Carrier USS Bennington suffers a double explosion and fire killing 93 and injuring 201 - Helicopters flew the most serious injured to ashore, saving many who would have died

May 26, 2004 - Amesbury - MA - 7th Alarm - Box 4117 - 71-73 Main Street - Large residential over commercial block - 3-story brick and wood structure. 3 Ladder Pipes and numerous hand lines operating Mutual Aid - Amesbury. Merrimac, Salisbury, Newburyport, Exeter, N.H., Groveland, West Newbury, Newbury and Seabrook, East Kingston, Newton, Kensington and Hampton, NH

May 27, 1822 - Keene - NH - Sparhawk Tavern (The old Chandler House) - Large 3 story building, burned

May 27, 1986 - Boston (Back Bay) - MA - 421 Boylston St. 3rd-1535. 4Bk Stores, Office Bldg.,Under Reno., $150,000

May 27, 1989 - Lowell - MA - Devastating fire gutted Lawrence Manufacturing Mill Co. building, however, most of the mill complex was spared

May 28, 1899 - Wolfeboro - NH - Boston and Maine Railroad wharf building fire spread to Goodwin's Block causing extensive damage to it and Wolfeboro Landing

May 28, 1966 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 7165 - First Street - Warehouse fire

May 28, 1966 - Boston (Charlestown) - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 483 - Arlington Ave and Dorannce Street

May 28, 2004 - Pelham - NH - 4th Alarm
60 Pulpit Rock Road - 2 story metal 200x300 irregular commercial building - Exposure to oxygen and helium gas cylinders - Mutual Aid Salem, Windham, Derry, Londonderry, Hudson, Tyngsboro, Dracut

May 29, 1960 - Chelsea - MA - 183 Third Street - New Angle Bed Spring Company and five other building involved in fire

May 30, 1867 - Andover (West Andover) - NH - Depot store burns

May 30, 1873 - Boston - MA - 4th Alarm+ - Box 53 - Hale, Morse and Company Furniture Factory - 411 Washington Street - Conflagration involved over 100 businesses with a property loss of over $1,000,000

May 30, 1884 - Milford - NH - off Elm St - James Lewis Tannery burned down - (1st of 3 times)

May 30, 1986 - Boston - MA - 581 Centre St. 2nd-2459. 500 gal gas spill at gas station onto street.

May 31, 1811 - Newburyport - MA - 250 buildings and shops destroyed in most prominent section of town - Fire started on Inn Street in the center of downtown by an arsonist - Baptist Meeting House in Market Square, where many well to do citizen had placed their belongings to be safe from the fire, was in turn destroyed when strong winds shifted - Amesbury, Rowley, Danvers, Ipswich, Beverly, Haverhill, Topsfield, Bradford, and Salem assisted in fighting fire

May 31, 1939 (Tuesday-Memorial Day)- Sandwich - NH - Upper Road - old Jesse Mudgett farm - Hay fire in barn destroys barn and house (I Have two b&w photos of this top floor of a three-story building completely gutted the top floor of a three-unit apartment building.

Jun 02, 1986 - Brandon - VT - Dean Bridge, spanning Otter Creek - Historic 145 year old covered bridge destroyed by a suspicious fire, 131 foot lattice-frame bridge

Jun 03, 1857 - Manchester - NH - Jonesville - Nashua Street at Bridge Street - Baldwin and Company steam mill destroyed by fire, 1 employee burned to death

Jun 03, 1903 - Columbia - NH - Sims Stream Valley - Woods fire that burned for six days and destroying 2 farms

Jun 03, 1947 - Rutland - VT - Great Flood

Jun 03, 1976 - Manchester - NH - Box 351 - 32 Merrimack Street - Former Rice-Varick Hotel, 100 year old five story building - Fifty tenants evacuated the rooming house.

Jun 05, 1863 - Manchester - NH - Piscataquog Village on south bank of Piscataquog River - Haines and Wallace Brewery and Steam Mill, and adjacent bridge destroyed by fire

Jun 06, 1816 - New England - NH,VT, MA,CT - Snow Storm, 10-24 inches of snow fall in region. Most of summer temps remained in 40-50 degree range during day. - Aftermath of volcano eruption in Java of Mount Tambora over a year ago (April 1 1815)

June 06, 1979 - Claremont - NH - Old Joy manufacturing company Main Street- Large mill building with oil soaked floors. Multiple alarm-(Pre-Plan). Smoke was blocking the sun at times and could be seen over 35 miles away.

June 07, 1981 - Claremont NH - General Alarm - Box 21 - Main Street - Belfon Machine and Whipple Paper company-part of the Old Joy Manufacturing company. Conflagration potential (per C-1).Wind conditions caused multiple fires in the area, jumped the river and started a 6 story foundry on fire also. Pre-Plan - 36 Engines, 18 aerials, and 441 Firefighters at the scene. (**Mut/Aid from 45 towns, as far as 55 miles away - Fire fanned by high winds spread to a house causing it to burn and threatened another homes and a foundry **)

Jun 07, 1997 - Chelsea - MA - 8th Alarm - 4 story brick commercial building fire, at the Standard Box Co 28 Gerrish Ave. - Built in 1928 approx 90,000 sq ft building. 10 injured. 22 Mutual aid towns, 125 FF's.

Jun 08, 1940 - Fall River - MA - The old Estes Mill on Sucker Brook was completely destroyed.

Jun 09, 1940 - Albany - NH - Clement's Inn (aka Piper House, aka Wing's Tavern) destroyed by fire

Jun 09, 1953 - Worcester - MA - Tornado - Assumption College area along a 40 mile path of destruction - 94 die, 1300 injured/ hospitalized - In Fremont a tornado passed near Loon pond passing down Shirking Road hitting mostly wood and barley missing several residences

Jun 09, 1988 - Manchester - NH - (McGregorville) Amory Street - Manchester Fire Station Six (95 years old) gutted by fire - Firefighters were out at a drill at Hillside Junior High when a pan left on the stove ignited the fire - Station was torn down and replaced

Jun 09, 1989 - Manchester - NH - 269 Bridge Street - 3 Story apartment building heavily damaged by fire

Jun 09, 1991 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - 1037 Elm Street - Six story brick apartment building - Heavy fire floor 6

Jun 09, 200 - Woonsocket - RI - Jenckes Mill complex, seven acre abandoned mill site, a crazy-quilt warren of rooms and corridors added to the site since 1822 . The original fieldstone building in the center of the complex was the Jenckes Mill, oldest mill site in Woonsocket. Over the years, the mill was called the Dunn Worsted, making woolen goods and was finally home to Electronic Molding Corporation. While a thrift store tried and failed to make a go of it in one of the newer areas, the complex had been vacant for at least 10 years. A major concern was to keep the fire from spreading to a residential block of multifamily homes and a furniture store across the street and downwind of the inferno. Fire and rescue personnel from North Smithfield, Lincoln, Cumberland, Blackstone, Millville and other surrounding communities poured in to assist and to provide station coverage.

Jun 09, 2002 - Boston (Roxbury) - MA - 5th Alarm - Washington Street at Vernon Street - Dudley Square - 3 Story Timothy Smith Company - 3 story building - Grocery store and furniture storage

Jun 10, 1920 - Derry - NH - Box 38 - head of Martin Street - Richardson Vinegar Factory (New England Vinegar), 2 Story mill 40x45 destroyed by fire

Jun 10, 1964 - Chelsea - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 283 - 81 Summer Street - Rag shop fire

Jun 10, 1981 - Rutland - VT - Carris Reels - Large mfg bldg destroyed by fire after an explosion - 70 employees in building at time, 2 FF's injured

Jun 10, 1996 - Lancaster - NH - Multi Alarm - Main St, 2 Downtown Bldg - Rosie's take-out destroyed

Jun 11, 1892 - Orono - ME - Worst fire in town history to date

Jun 11, 1982 - Boston (Jamaica Plain) - MA - 9th Alarm - Bartlett Square - American Cellophane - Vacant factory building

Jun 12, 1861 - Boston - MA - Boston - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 1291 - 80 Batterymarch Street Jun 12, 1963c. - Bethlehem (Maplewood) - NH - Maplewood Resort Colony - Lafayette Cottage burned to ground (other fires at colony occurred Aug 1942, Dec 1943, Jan 1963

Jun 12, 1982 - Boston (South Boston) - MA - 60 Wormwood Street - Boston Glass - Long one story building

Jun 12, 1984 - Lowell - MA - 6th Alarm - address? - Vacant mill building - Flames hundreds of feet into air

Jun 13, 1859 - Concord - NH - Main Street at Pleasant Street - South Congregational Church, a bakery, shops and dwelling go up in flames

Jun 13, 1881 - Derry - NH - Major Fire - Maple Street - Leatherboard Mill burned first of three times

Jun 13, 1990 - Portsmouth - NH - 6th Alarm - Islington Street - New Hampshire Provision Company meat packing plant damaged by fire - Fire fought by 14 towns with 150 firefighters

Jun 14, 1959 - Chelsea - MA - Ticoa Rubber Company - Large tire storage building fully involved

Jun 15, 1894c. - Plainfield - NH - Meriden Vlg - Meriden Congregational Church destroyed by fire

Jun 15, 1960c. - Corinth - VT - West Corinth Vlg - Maplewood Tourists' Inn - 3 Sty 42 room summer resort - Inn and other buildings burned down (Bowling all was spared)

Jun 15, 1972 - Derry - NH - Fordway - Major explosion - Sewer pumping station explodes sending 150,000 pound cement roof high into air reducing building to rubble

Jun 16, 1862 - Wentworth - NH - South part of town (Rowen Town) - Small dwelling of Daniel Silver burnt

Jun 16, 1948 - Londonderry - NH - Rte 28 at RR Crossing near Derry town line - 4,260 gallon fuel oil tanker vs locomotive - Tanker and driver incinerated - Locomotive derailed, caboose destroyed by fire - 5 crew members injured

Jun 17, 1775 - Charlestown - MA - During Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill, the British set fire to 380 dwellings

Jun 17, 1816 - Northeast - USA - Late Spring Blizzard hits eastern New York and New England leaving another 12-18 inches of snow (See June 6, 1

Jun 17, 1921 - Fremont - NH - Spaulding and Frost Cooperage, the Union Church and Fremont Fire Engine House destroyed by fire - Exeter and Raymond Mutual Aid

Jun 17, 1928 - Hudson - NH - Hudson Field - Airplane Crash Fatal - Two passengers killed on takeoff - plane rose 50 feet into air and then burst into flames - Witnessed by many on ground - Plane nosed dived into earth and exploded - Prominent Nashua businessman/politician/attorney Marcel Theriault killed - Pilot with severe burns was not expected to survive

Jun 17, 1989 - Andover (East Andover) - NH - Steam powered sawmill burns

Jun 17, 1980 - Boston (Brighton) - MA - Box 5221 - 9th Alarm - Conrail freight yard - Fire in warehouses with water problems

Jun 18/19, 1908 - Sargent's Purchase (Mount Washington) - NH - Second Summit House destroyed by fire - Mammoth Historic Fire - All but one building completely destroyed at summit -

Jun 18, 1921 - Westwood - MA - General Alarm - Edwards Stable and Garage -

Jun 18, 1998 - Raymond - NH - 3rd Alarm - 56 Main St Sanel Auto Parts - 3 Story Wood Frame 75x40 Apartments over commercial, 10Eng/tnks 2 trucks, 9 lines

Jun 19, 1868 - city?? - State ?? -Wentworth Hotel (Costello Block) burned down 3 Sty 40x60

Jun 19, 1893 - Milford - NH - Cottage St - Merrill Brothers Sawmill burns down

Jun 19, 1959 - Londonderry - NH - Mammoth Road - Karafelis Homestead, 1.5 Story Wood Frame 7 room House and 75 ft long 40 high barn both burned to ground

Jun 19, 1965 - Manchester - NH - General Alarm - Elm Street - Martin's Store destroyed by fire causing $2 million damage

Jun 19, 1977 - Derry - NH - Goodhue Road - Dwelling totally destroyed by fire

Jun 20, 1965 - Manchester - NH - General Alarm, 102 Spruce Street - 760 Elm Street, 2 four story blocks - Residential over Commercial spread to Hellenic Community House - A spectacular fire destroyed 3 business blocks on Elm Street across from Merrimack Common in the heart of the city, 2 million dollars damage to the stores in the 2 four story blocks and extensively damaged Kauf's Automotive store

Jun 20, 1982 - Nashua - NH - General Alarm - address - 3 Story 12 unit apt bldg - 4 FF's injured, 25 homeless - Two firefighters were injured when a portion of the roof collapsed on them, 2 FF's injured when a motorcycle parked in the hallway exploded

Jun 21, 1929 - Ossipee (West Ossipee) - NH - Gen Alarm - White Snowmobile Factory & Storehouse

Jun 21, 1994 - Barnstable (Hyannis) - MA - 5th Alarm - Main Street - Viet Nam Vets Outreach building, former nursing home

Jun 21, 1996 - Gardner - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 63 - Parker St - Nina's Pizza

Jun 22, 1913 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME = Lower Falls - Smith's Sawmill burns down

Jun 22, 1940 - Conway - NH - Sunset Pavilion (Hotel)- Heavily damaged by fire and razed

Jun 23, 1999 - Quincy - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 8511, 165 Quincy Shore Drive - 8 Story Brick Occupied Apartment Building 100x400 - Fire mostly 1 unit - 3 FF's injured 1 critical

Jun 24, 1855 - Wentworth - NH - Abbott's and Green's Steam Mill burnt

Jun 24, 1914 - Manchester - NH - Box 5 - General Alarm - Elm Street between Merrimack Street and Manchester Street - John B. Varick Company major fire - Small basement fire spread after gas flames erupted from cellar - Several large tanks of alcohol and volatile oils stored under the sidewalk ignited and exploded - $30,000 destroyed in fire - Apparatus from Amoskeag Corporation aided city department - Hanover and Elm Street. - An engine destined for the Fore River Shipyard was employed during the blaze The 175hp engine pumped 1600 G. P. M. through 4 hose lines - Fire spread to R. G. Sullivan store - Heavy, green smoke, from the tobacco, was coming out from the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors

Jun 24, 1923 - Hampton - NH - Major fire - (Beach Precinct) - Garage with 22 cars destroyed along w/ 2 cottages and hotel

Jun 24, 1982 - Boston (West Roxbury)- MA - 6th Alarm - 46 Rockland Street, 2.5 story wood and brick American Legion Hall destroyed

Jun 25, 1914 - Salem - MA - 1600 buildings leveled by fire

Jun 25, 1976 - Londonderry - NH - Perkins Road - Unoccupied Old Adams House (200 yrs old) destroyed by fire - Mut/Aid Derry, East Derry, Hudson, Manchester

Jun 25, 1984 - Gloucester - MA - 6th Alarm - Main Street at Porter Street - 3 story block long building containing the Golden Ann Restaurant and several business destroyed by fire

Jun 25, 1996 - Lawrence - MA - 3rd Alarm, 15 Fulton Street - 3 Story Wood Frame

Jun 25, 1996 - Nashua - NH - 3rd Alarm - Box 37 - Bridge St near C St., 200x200 Comm bldg

Jun 25, 1997 - Rochester - NH - 4th Alarm - Autumn St Ext. - Colbath's Equipment - 3 Story Commercial

Jun 26, 1885 - Newport - NH - Major Fire - Nettleton Block Fire - Block, barns, Town Hall, Odd Fellows Hall destroyed

Jun 26, 1921 - Hampton - NH - Major fire - See Sept 23rd - B St near Ocean Blvd - Destroyed everything north to Ashworth Ave (one source says June 2#)

Jun 26, 1987 - Boston (Dorchester) - MA - Plane Crash Fatal - 34 Londsdale Street - Early-morning plane crash in fog - Non-IFR-rated Pilot (only 59 hours IFR experience) from Nashua, NH, killed and $2,000,000 worth of property destroyed by two engine Piper Seneca, veered off instrument approach to Boston, during document taxi flight from New Jersey. 26 people escaped from three triple-decker buildings; 10 cars destroyed. Counted 54 apparatus and EMS at scene -- half companies working, half hooked up and ready. (I was living across square from Station 18 (Ladder 6, Engine 18) a few blocks from scene and turned on scanner after woke up hearing more than usual number of sirens. "Sound three more alarms and send me ten ambulances.") *contrib via web form*

Jun 26, 2003 - Woonsocket RI - 9th Alarm Level 3 MCI - 168 Florence Dr Large mill complex 1000X1000 five buildings involving 80% of complex with collapse - Exterior operations -

Jun 27, 1873 - Brentwood - NH - Darius Towle Mill at Crawley Falls Lower Dam burned

Jun 27, 1912 - Londonderry - NH - Sylvester Corning Place - House, barn, several farm buildings totally destroyed by fire

Jun 27, 1918 - Franconia - NH - 2nd Flume House destroyed by fire

Jun 27, 1940 - Conway (North Conway Vlg) - NH - The Sunset Pavilion, a ten year old hotel destroyed by fire (Site of current Eastern Slopes Playhouse)

Jun 27, 1946 - Londonderry - NH - (Londonderry Depot/North Londonderry) Londonderry Builders Lumber and Supply Company - Finishing Plant and 70,000 feet of lumber destroyed by fire - 3 railroad freight cars burned - Mut/Aid Manchester and Derry

Jun 27, 1947 - Londonderry - NH - Builders Lumber and Supply - Most buildings in complex destroyed by fire - Exposures of Londonderry Post Office and Londonderry Grain Company threatened for considerable time - Derry, Manchester, Grenier Field fire department fought fire (Possible conflicting date of Jun 27, another year)

Jun 27, 1999 - Boston - MA - 7th Alarm - Box 4166 No. Main @ Medford St - ( 3 Story Condos und/construction

Jun 29, 1873 - Concord - NH - North Church destroyed by fire - Adjacent chapel damaged, but not destroyed

Jun 29, 1876 - Fall River - MA - Mill #2 of the American Linen Company, built of granite, with a pitched roof, suffered fire damage in the two upper stories. Loss, $183,000. In rebuilding, the company adopted the flat roof.

Jun 29, 1946 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - 1117-1127 Elm Street - Moreau and Sons Hardware - Fire in rear of main building - Explosions from drums of chemicals - Fire was started by employee who spilled shellac which ignited - Fire spread to containers of linseed oil, anti-freeze, turpentine, kerosene, creosote, and benzene - Building was heavily involved in less than a minute

Jul 01, 1876 - Laconia - NH - Fire Alarm Telegraph (Fire Box) system activated

Jul 01, 1901 - Manchester - NH - Flatiron District of McGregorville - Several buildings aflame caused by careless use of firecracker - A costly fire

Jul 01, 1937 - Newport - NH - Major Fire - Brampton Mill - Store houses with wool and rayon destroyed in spectacular fire

Jul 01, 1955 - Boston - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 1547 - 43 Stanhope Street - Red Coach Grill Restaurant

Jul 02, 1914 - Exeter - NH - Phillips Exeter Academy main building burns

Jul 03, 1992 - Londonderry - NH - 5th Alarm - Pillsbury Rd - Woodmont Orchards - Barn, multi bldgs, house - Chief Sypec's 1st week on job

Jul 04, 1856 - Claremont - NH - North Street - Mascoma Fire Company from Lebanon fell through wire suspension bridge during holiday parade - A fifer broke his back during the fall and was removed from river, dead

Jul 04, 1886 - Portland - ME - Major fire - Careless use of firecrackers. 1 mile by half mile area destroyed, 1500 buildings destroyed in business district

Jul 04, 1898 - Hampton - NH - Tornado causes loss of life and property on Hampton Beach - Called the "Great Cyclone", 2 killed in building collapse, 24 injured (Large building {Skating rink} filled with spectators for Exeter Brass Band Concert and Re-enactment of the Battleship Maine sinking - 5 drowned when yacht sank

Jul 04, 1925 - Boston (Chinatown) - MA - Building Collapse - Box 1471 - 12 Beach Street - 5 Story bldg - Pickwick Club - former Dreyfus Hotel - Entire bldg collapses killing 44

Jul 04, 1946 - Gilford - NH - Camp Niantic at Birch Island burned

Jul 04, 1962 - Chelsea - MA - Box 342 - Crescent Ave - Boston and Main RR 1 story freight storage building destroyed

Jul 04, 1984 - Beverly - MA - 5th Alarm - Elliott Chambers fire - Raymond St - 3 Story rooming house, 15 dead

Jul 04, 1996 - Lewiston - ME - 3rd Alarm, 117 Lincoln Street - Building fire, fire 3rd floor

Jul 05, 1852 - Manchester - NH - Manchester Street - Baldwin and Company steam mill and several adjacent building burn

Jul 05, 1960 - Manchester - NH - An automobile accident at Elm and Salmon Streets claimed the life of Deputy Chief John H. O'Malley. The chief was responding to a false alarm at Box 2311.

Jul 05, 1977 - Derry - NH - Beaver Lake North Shore Road - Garage and shed destroyed by fire, 200 year old house heavily damaged by fire

Jul 05, 1994 - Nashua - NH - 5th Alarm - 34-36 and 30 Perham Street - 6 Families Homeless - Fire destroyed two buildings and left six families homeless in the tightly packed French Hill neighborhood

Jul 05, 1996 - Somerville - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 3223, 244 Broadway, 2.5 story 40x40 foot commercial/residential

Jul 06, 1911 - Keene - NH - Emerald Street - Sawmill and store buildings of Impervious Pkg Co along with several other buildings and a few dwellings burned

Jul 06, 1944 - Hartford - CT - Fire Fatal - Circus tent fire - kills 165 and injures 500 (June 6, 1944 ??)

Jul 06, 1982 - Boston (South End) - MA - 5th Alarm - East Newton Street at St. George Street and Harrison Avenue, 2 vacant 5 story brick apartment buildings destroyed - Fire spread to Bates School which suffered some damage, 2 other occupied apartment buildings and a church were protected

Jul 06, 1996 - Quincy - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 3216 15 Kidder Street - Structure fire.

Jul 06, 2001 - Maynard - MA - 5th Alarm Napa Auto Parts store, with hazards

Jul 07, 1984 - Williston - VT - Train Crash - Torrential downpours washed out section of RR track - "Montrealer" with two engines and 13 cars - Tracks gave way and 3 train cars plunged into gully, 2nd worst train accident in Vermont history

Jul 07, 1994c. - South Canyon - CO - Wildfire overtakes 14 firefighters claiming their lives

Jul 08, 1900 - Derry - NH - Chester Road - Hill Farm - "Electric Fluid" (Lightning Strike) destroys barn and carriage house, several out-buildings and 17 tons of hay

Jul 08, 1901 - Colebrook - NH - Main Street from Pleasant Street to Parson Street - Many blocks of stores destroyed by fire covering same territory as the Jul 24, 1870 fire

Jul 08, 1908 - Boston (East Boston) - MA - 5th Alarm - Cunard Docks - Very large pier destroyed, over $1,000,000 loss

Jul 08, 2004 - New Bedford - MA - General Alarm - Belleville Ave - 3 story vacant mill building

Jul 09, 1870 - Manchester - NH - Manchester Street near Elm Street - Six acres of dense city blocks burn including Drake and Carpenter's Flour and Spice Store, Masonic Temple, 1st Calvinistic Baptist Church, animal stables, carpenters shops and printing shop - Worst non-mill fire in city history - Started in a building in the rear of The Merchants Exchange. Strong winds fanned the blaze destroying the entire square from Nutfield Lane to Chestnut Street, Hanover Street to Manchester Street. The fire started in the establishment of Carpenter & Drake (formerly the Merrill Spice House). Property damage was estimated at nearly $250,000 with about 200 families left homeless.

Jul 10, 1998 - Manchester - NH - Massabesic Street at Valley Street - 3 Story apartment building severely damaged by fire, 1 tenant jumped 2 stories to safety

Jul 10, 2000 - Milton - MA - 5th Alarm, 18 Taft Rd, 2.5 Story Wood Frame 30x40 - Fire floor 2 ext'd up

Jul 11, 1888 - Hanover - NH - South Main Street - South Hall and sub-South Hall plus two houses burned

Jul 11, 1897 - Berlin - NH - Brown Company Sawmill Fire - The largest sawmill in Berlin which employed over 500 workers - Sawmill, gristmill, an electric plant, a wood working machine shop, a grain house all destroyed

Jul 11, 1908 - Coos County - NH - Forest Fires - Gorham, Pine Mountain - Shelburne, Mount Hayes - The two fires consumed 2,000 acres of forest

Jul 11, 1982 - Gilman - VT - Fire station destroyed by fire

Jul 12, 1681 - Boston - MA - Dwellings of Mr. Lamb set afire by the "slave woman" and fire spread to home of Mr Swan - A young girl died as a result of this fire - The woman was found guilty and publically burned to death as her punishment *www.damrellsfire.com*

Jul 12, 1881 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Hersom and Smith House and stable burn

Jul 12, 1923 - Sandwich - NH - Flat Mountain forest fire - Burned for four days consuming 3500 acres

Jul 12, 1963 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - St. Alphonsus Church - Railroad Ave - Large wooden Church

Jul 12, 1981 - Bartlett (Glen Vlg) - NH - Grant's Store and White Mountain Bank heavily involved in fire - $1,000,000 damage - 75 firefighters and 7 tankers to scene

Jul 13, 1846 - Nantucket - MA - Great Fire - One third of waterfront district burned (300 buildings) including the Atheneum and many businesses supporting the whaling industry

Jul 13, 1897 - Exeter - NH - Squamscott Hotel - 3.5 Story Brick - Interior of floors 3 and 4 gutted by fire - $20,000 damage

Jul 13, 1899 - Milford - NH - Tornado sweeps through Milford

Jul 13, 1920 - Derry - NH - East Broadway - Casey Block - Robie & Radcliffe Store heavily damaged by fire, smoke, and fire

Jul 13, 1983 - Salisbury - MA - 3rd Alarm - Entertainment complex at Salisbury Beach damaged and 150 feet of boardwalk burned - Mut/Aid 7 towns

Jul 13, 1995 - Francestown - NH - 4th Alarm building fire plus Multiple Alarm Brush/Woods fire - New Boston Road near Dennison Road - Harmony Hill Farm (former Foote Farm), largest barn in state, 3 Story 50x150 built 1900, burned to ground - Adjoining house (Expanded Cape) destroyed by fire - Seven horses killed - Cape replaced a Victorian that burned on same site in late 1960's

Jul 13, 1998 - Lawrence - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 5111 - Park St @ Walnut - 3 Story Wood Frame Vacant

Jul 13, 2002 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - 795 Elm Street - The Pembroke Building - Historic 6 Story Brick commercial building - Fire started on floor four and spread through roof - Capri Pizza - (Old Hills Dept Store)

Jul 13, 2004 - Mendon - MA - General Alarm - 16 Hastings Street - Lowell's Restaurant - 100x250 2.5 wood frame fully involved - Severe water problems. Request For A District Strike Team. Structure Has Collapsed. 1 Ladder Pipe In Operation, Multi Hand Lines. Tanker Shuttle Operations.

Jul 14, 1899 - Peterborough - NH - Farnsworth Homestead - Carriage House, Storehouse and Ice House destroyed by fire (3rd suspicious fire in 5 months - House and barn destroyed in two previous suspicious fires)

Jul 14, 1950 - Hampton - NH - Major fire - C Street nr Dudley's Hotel - Several business blocks and cottages destroyed - 8 towns Mut/Aid

Jul 14, 1983 - Jackson - NH - 4th Gray's Inn - 4 Story, totally destroyed by fire - Burned for 24 hours - Scene of previous fires in 1902, 1903, 1916 - Land was purchased by Town of Jackson as ultimate site for Town Offices - under construction in late 1999

Jul 14, 2004 - Topsham - ME - 5th Alarm - River Rd off Route 196 - Grimmel Industries -A large recycling building with heavy fire, M/A responded from numerous towns

Jul 15, 1843c. - Fall River - MA - Pocasset mill burned - Was rebuilt

Jul 15, 1846c. - Nantucket - MA - Great Fire - One third of waterfront district burned including Athenaeum

Jul 15, 1856c - Nashua - NH - Fire at Nashua Manufacturing Co. causes $115,000 worth of damage, spreads to surrounding neighborhood and destroys tenements on High and School streets plus the Niagra Engine Company firehouse

Jul 15, 1855 - Manchester - NH - Manchester Print Works #1 mill - South half of building destroyed by fire

Jul 15, 1871 - Somerville - MA - Powder House Farm - Large wooden tin can manufactory and fruit canning factory consumed by fire - Exposure to several dwellings, the roof of one caught on fire

Jul 15, 1887c. - Hooksett - NH - Concord Railroad and Suncook Valley Railroad trains collide killing 2 and injuring several

Jul 15, 1889c. - Nashua - NH - Broad Street - Fox and Gibson Furniture manufacturing building and out buildings burned

Jul 15, 1937c. - Milford - NH - Ash St - Former Granite State Basket Co factory bldg (used for stables) burned down

Jul 15, 1970c. - New Bedford - MA - Double Alarm - Laurans-Standard Grocery Warehouse

Jul 15, 1998 - Boston - MA - 4th Alarm FATAL - Box 1525 - 40 Dwight St - 4 Story Apartment bldg

Jul 15, 2003 - Loudon - NH - 5th Alarm - 409 Loudon Ridge Road - Pearl and Sons Farm - Barn 40x120 heavily involved spread to outbuilding - Using 18 departments with 35 pieces and 75 firefighters

Jul 16, 1831c. - Wentworth - NH - Aiken's Mills - The gristmill, sawmill and shingle mill all burnt

Jul 16, 1884 - Brentwood - NH - Robinson-Young Mill on Crawley Falls Lower Dam burned

Jul 16, 1887 - Center Harbor - NH - Senter House (Hotel) - 80x120, 200 gust capacity - Destroyed by fire

Jul 16, 1948 - Londonderry - NH - Rte 28 at RR Crossing - 4260 gallon oil tanker TT vs train - Locomotive derailed, caboose destroyed by fire - Truck driver killed - 5 train crew members serious injured

Jul 16, 1972 - Raymond - NH - Major Fire - Tannery fire 500 ft long bldg, 10 Depts. fought fire

Jul 16, 1982 - Manchester - NH - 5th Alarm - Street - 4 Story Wood Frame apartment building killed a 4-year-old boy, injured 11 people and left 37 homeless Within six minutes the fifth alarm had been sounded

Jul 17, 1694 - Newfields/South Newmarket (Oyster River) - NH - 5 garrisons and 21 houses destroyed by fire

Jul 17, 1923 - Nashua - NH - Robinson Road - Barns of the historic Lund farm destroyed by fire (Property later became the Erion Homestead just around the corner from where I grew up - The cellar hole of one of the barns' as a local landmark for the neighborhood kids)

Jul 18, 1818 - Carroll - NH - Fabyan, 1st Ethan Allan Crawford House (Hotel) burned down

Jul 18, 1913 - Westwood - MA - Fire - Pond Street - Two barns on fire

Jul 18, 1919 - Derry (East Derry) - NH - English Range - William Bisney Farm - House, barn (with a large amount of new machinery, automobile and wagons) garage and shed destroyed by fire

Jul 18, 1935 - Derry (East Derry) - NH - Lawrence Road - the Karam residence - Dwelling destroyed by fire - Children home alone at 3:00AM rescued by neighbors - Mother was in Boston, father in sanatorium - Youngest girl was recently object of a wide search when see wandered off (That story made front page news)

Jul 18, 1982 - Fremont - NH - 159 South Road - House built circa 1807 completely destroyed by fire

Jul 18, 1982 - Manchester - NH - 5th Alarm, 277 Pine Street - 4 story wood frame apartment building - 4 year old boy perished, 11 others injured - 37 homeless - 5th alarm sounded within six minutes

Jul 18, 1989 - Manchester - NH - 5th Alarm - Lowell Street - Apartment building fire - 5 families homeless

Jul 18, 1992 - Manchester - NH - Fifth Alarm, 277 Pine Street - Five alarm struck within six minutes - 4 StyWdFrm apartment building adjacent to Central Fire Station destroyed by fire with two fatalities

Jul 19, 1969 - Old Orchard Beach - ME - pier Amusement Center fire - Carousel "Detzel", built in 1924, destroyed in the fire

Jul 19, 1996 - Waltham - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 181 195 Newton Street - 3 Story Apt Bldg

Jul 20, 1976 - Nashua - NH - General Alarm - West Hollis St at Chestnut - St. Louis de Gonzague Church destroyed by fire

Jul 21, 1996 - Gardner - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 63 Parker St. - Nina's Pizza

Jul 23, 1991 - Manchester - NH - 2nd Alarm - 555 Valley Street at Wilson Street - Sherwin-William Paint Store destroyed by fire. The blaze provided excitement for several hundred spectators, launching aerosol paint cans toward them.

Jul 24, 1852 - Medford - MA - Fire in shipyard - Somerville to scene

Jul 24, 1870 - Colebrook - NH - Main Street - Fire that started tin the old Colby Store wiped out every business and store from Person Street to Pleasant Street - Fire fought by bucket brigade

Jul 24, 1969 - Carroll - NH - Mt. Clinton Rd nr US Rte 302 - MVA/MCI - Stake truck overturned ejecting 34 teenage boys - Multiple ambulances and private vehicles transported victims - no fatalities

Jul 24, 2004 - Manchester NH - 3rd Alarm - Box 333 - 467 Beech Street - 3 story apartment house - Heavy fire all floors

Jul 25, 1972 - Londonderry - NH - Grenier Industrial Park - L.E. Bagley Warehouse heavily involved in fire - 9000 foot warehouse storing cotton waste which smoldered into the next day - Caused by lightning strike

Jul 25, 1993 - Newport - NH - Multiple Alarm Historic Fire - Eagle Block arson fire, on 58 Main St. 3 Story commercial and residential brick building. - Town Land Mark since 1826. 11 Mutual aid towns

Jul 25, 1996 - Lawrence - MA - 3rd Alarm +, 15 Fouton St - 3 Story Wood Frame - Heavy Fire Fl 2 Rear Of Bldg

Jul 25, 1996 - Nashua - NH - 3rd Alarm - Box 37 - Bridge St- Fire In 200x200 Comm Bldg

Jul 26, 1871 - Andover - NH - Proctor Block at Centre, district school house and law office burn

Jul 26, 1885 - Concord - NH - Birchdale Spring's - Birchdale Tavern destroyed by fire

Jul 26, 1989 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - Perimeter Road - Fibre Corp (data missing)

Jul 27, 1932 - Chester - NH - Manchester Road - Loren T Rand homestead - House, barn, and several out buildings destroyed by fire, 200 firefighters fought this fire

Jul 27, 1932 - Manchester - NH - Lake Massabesic Pavilion, built 1896, housing a theatre and restaurant destroyed by fire

Jul 27, 1967 - Sanford (South Sanford) - ME - at Sanford Airport - Thurston-Erlandsen Corporation completely destroyed by fire

Jul 28, 1908 - Milan - NH - Doliff Homestead burned down after being struck by lighting

Jul 28, 2004 - Pawtucket - RI - General Alarm - Esten Ave - Hope Webbing - 1 and 2 story brick mill 100x100 - Several ladder pipes up

Jul 29, 1903 - Colebrook - NH - Remick, Forristal and Grammar School buildings burn down

Jul 29, 1903 - Lowell (South Lowell) - MA - United States Cartridge Company = 2 large magazine buildings where powder, nitro-glycerin and dynamites were stored exploded killing 20 and injured more than 50 - 65 houses damaged, some completely destroyed - Only two large holes remained where buildings stood ("Blown to Atoms") - Shook felt for 50 miles - In Derry (20 miles away)large buildings were jarred, windows and door were rattled

Jul 29, 1980 - Salem - NH - South Broadway - Rockingham Park grandstand destroyed by fire - Considerable damage to clubhouse

Jul 30, 1927 - Manchester - NH - Worst accident in FD history. Captain Frank H. Harvey and firefighter Louis A. Cote died as a result of a collision between Hose 1 and Ladder 3 at Union Street and Lake Avenue while responding to box 711. Six other firefighters were injured. Accident was found to be unavoidable and the drivers were exonerated from blame

Jul 30, 1968 - Londonderry - NH - Sargeant Road - Idle - A - Wile Farm Restaurant - Kitchen and barn destroyed by fire

Jul 31, 1878 - Andover (West Andover) - NH - Old school house burns

Jul 31, 1919 - Sandwich - NH - Upper Road - Barn of Jesse Mudgett destroyed by fire - House badly damaged

Jul 31, 1952 - Sanford - ME - Old North Berwick ME - Shed fire spread to 2,500 acres of forest, which burned for six days - Corydon Goodwin of Springvale FD died fighting the fire

Jul 31, 1981 - Manchester - NH - 5th Alarm - Gam Electronics - Mfg bldg - Suspicious fire

Aug 01, 1911 - Nashua - NH - Boston and Maine railroad freight sheds burn causing $60,000 loss

Aug 02, 1691 - Boston - MA - King's Head near Scarlett's Wharf - Foot of Fleet Street - 14 dwellings, several warehouses and several brewhouses consumed by fire

Aug 02, 1890 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Mill Street - Three houses burn

Aug 02, 1923 - Franconia (Franconia Notch) - NH - Lafayette House (Gibbs Hotel) 2.5 Story hotel with 75 guest capacity - Moved across road from original location to become dorms for workers at the Profile House - Destroyed by fire

Aug 02, 1983 - Boston - MA - 6th Alarm - Park Square, 176 Commercial Street - 7 story commercial building, 10 firefighters injured

Aug 03, 1879 - Hudson - NH - 1/2 mile east of Taylor's Falls Bridge - Methodist Episcopal Church destroyed by fire

Aug 03, 1914 - Derry - NH - Fire - Crystal Ave - Original St. Thomas Aquinas Church destroyed by fire

Aug 03, 1933 - Dover - NH - City Hall, containing Police station in basement burned downed

Aug 03, 1974 - Windham - NH - Range Road - Ernie's Garage - Gas station and metal clad garage completely destroyed by fire

Aug 04, 1878 - Lincoln - VT - Hewitt & Gove Building, 2 Story bldg containing Post Office, Town Clerk's Office and Grangers & Good Templar's Lodge

Aug 04, 1948 - Bridport - VT - Farm fire with Mutual Aid from Vergennes (Vergennes engine involved in accident 1 FF killed)

Aug 04, 1967 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - Knight's Lumber Yard - River St - All bldgs & lumber on sprawling lot fully involved

Aug 05, 1969 - Boston (Readville) - MA - 5th Alarm Boston Box 3859, General Alarm Dedham Box 422 - 100 Meadow Road - Stop and Shop Grocery Warehouse -

Aug 05, 1988 - Nashua - NH - Hazmat - Poisson Ave - WR Grace Chemical Plant - Large chemical release causes large hydrochloric acid cloud to spread over area causing 2,200 residents to be evacuated - 42 person sent to hospitals (Note: Name of street is "Poisson", which is the French word for "fish", although residents refer to the street as "Poison Ave")

Aug 06, 1859c. - Nashua - NH - Mill #1 5 story brick 155x45 burns killing 2 workers

Aug 06, 1861c. - Keene - NH - Court Street north of Courthouse - Large building housing a stove dealer and a mfg of organs and melodeons destroyed by fire

Aug 06, 1918 - Chester - NH - Manchester Road near Brick Schoolhouse - The former Morse Homestead struck by lightning - House and barn leveled by fire

Aug 07, 1994 - Lawrence - MA - 6th Alarm - 502 Essex Street - Downtown business block heavily damaged in arson fire - $1,000,000 damage - 4 firefighters injured

Aug 08, 1927 - Windham (Windham Depot) - NH - Former Ed Stickney Store (an old landmark), owned by a B. Cohen - Store, tenement, shed, storehouse destroyed by fire - $7000 loss

Aug 08, 1944 - Hart's Location - NH - US Rte 302 below dam south of Wiley House - Laundry, power plant and garage destroyed by fire

Aug 08, 1981 - Hampton - NH - 4th Alarm - Spindrift Motel - on the beachfront - 4 Story Wood Frame

Aug 08, 1996 - Amesbury - MA - 3rd Alarm - 5th Street - Camp Bowercrest - Six Occupied Camp bldgs destroyed

Aug 08, 1996 - Hinsdale - NH - Rte 119 near Greyhound Park - Barn 40x60 destroyed by fire - Adjacent garage heavily damaged - Mut/Aid Brattleboro and Northfield

Aug 09, 1892 - Merrimack - NH - Reeds Ferry Vlg on road to Bedford - Suicide/Arson fire, 1.5 Story House, barn and woodshed burned to ground by distraught blacksmith

Aug 09, 1910 - Boston - MA - General Alarm - Box 58 - 360 Albany Street - Blacker and Shepard Lumber Yard Fire - 38 engines, 16 ladder, and several other companies operated at this fire Aug 10, 1954 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - National Bank block, 240 Cabot St - 3 Story Brick Comm fully involved

Aug 10, 1943c. - Hampstead - NH - Douglas C-47 Skytrain personnel and cargo transporter crashes killing all 5 crewmembers on board - The plane was being used to test avionics

Aug 10, 1959 - Fremont - NH - 8 engine B-52 Bomber crashes near 85 North Road in swamp and woods - entire crew of 8 survived crash - 7 parachuted about 5 minutes before crash and pilot parachuted out just before crash - Extensive coverage by news media, including WBZ-TV channel 4 Boston

Aug 10, 1978 - Manchester - NH - 163 Hancock Street - Granite State Packing Company canning facilities destroyed by fire 4 story 100-year-old building that contained asphalt siding and reinforced 12 x 12 timbers - Supplies of grease and fat fueled the fire

Aug 11, 1690 - Boston - MA - at the Mill Bridge - Blackstone near Hanaover Street - 20 buildings destroyed by fire, three buildings blown up as a fire stop

Aug 11, 1834 - Boston (Charlestown) - MA - Ursuline Convent burned by rioters

Aug 11, 1921 - Newport - NH - Serious Fire - Wheeler Block - Restaurant destroyed by fire

Aug 11, 1985 - Weathersfield - VT - First Congregational Church (on building's 206th birthday) - Brick Structure - Mut/Aid 10 towns -

Aug 12, 1844 - Manchester - NH - Elm Street opp Hanover St - 3 Story Brick 90x63 - Manchester Town Hall destroyed by fire (Manchester wasn't a city yet, therefore it was a "Town" hall - Smoke was first seen coming from the bell tower - Fire then broke through the roof and the building was in ruins in a hour or two

Aug 12, 1882 - Fremont - NH - Black Rocks Vlg, 2 mills buildings at Black Rocks Mills destroyed by fire

Aug 12, 1947 - Manchester - NH - Two planes crash mid-air over city killing 4 - A-26 bomber crashed at Manchester Country Club and AT-11 trainer crashed at 705 South Beech Street

Aug 12, 1989 - Manchester NH - 268 Concord Street - Apartment Building - Fifth suspicious blaze within a one square mile section of the inner city since June

Aug 13, 1913 - Fremont - NH - 24 Shirkin Road - Wood framed dwelling completely destroyed by fire - Caused by lightning strike

Aug 13, 1988 - Milford - NH - 3rd Alarm - Hitchner Manufacturing - Flames 30-40 feet in air - Exposure to 30,000 propane tank - Area evacuated for half-mile radius

Aug 13, 2002 - Watertown - MA - 5th Alarm - Curry Road, 1 story brick commercial building - Sweet Endings and India Tea Company destroyed

Aug 14, 1970 - Fremont - NH - off Brentwood Road - Poplin Farms Egg +Company - Garage and poultry delivery trucks destroyed by fire

Aug 14, 1980's? - Vernon - VT - Major fire - Rte 142 - Dunkley Farm - Fire heavily damaged large dairy farm - Lightning struck a grain silo and spread to other buildings

Aug 14, 1992 - Belmont - NH - 5th Alarm - Historic 140 year old Belmont Mill Complex = 4 Sty Brick main building destroyed by fire - Extensive damaged to 2 attached mill buildings

Aug 14, 1996 - Gardner - MA - 3rd Alarm - 72 West Street - Bldg fire

Aug 14, 1996 - Malden - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 271 - 68 Summer Street - 3 Story Brick - H shape 300x75

Aug 15, 1877c.? - Machias - ME - Samuel Sylvanus homestead burned by British 1877 - Possible typo in source document ???? maybe 1778

Aug 15, 1878c. - Hartford - VT - White River Junction - Junction House (Hotel) burned to ground, 2.5 and 3.5 Story wood frame 30x150

Aug 15, 1878c. - Raymond - NH - Railroad station and station storage house consumed by fire - Railroad station burned down again in 1892

Aug 15, 1907 - Old Orchard Beach - ME - Known as The Great Fire At Old Orchard Beach - Seventy-five acres of property destroyed in the heart of the resort town - Every Big Hotel with the exception of one, plus dozens of cottages in burned to ground - One killed, three injured - Property loss near $1,000,000 - Hundreds homeless

Aug 15, 1919c. - Milford - NH - Cottage St - Page and Cote Mill burned

Aug 15, 1942c. - Bethlehem (Maplewood) - NH - Maplewood Resort Colony - Main dwelling at Maplewood Farm and several smaller structures destroyed by fire (other fires at colony occurred Dec 1943, Jan 1963, Jun 1963

Aug 16, 1873c. - Chester - NH - Thomas J. Melvin's store and School House One destroyed by fire - Congregational Church across street has roof set afire (School house one also burned down in Dec 1

Aug 16, 1913 - Woodstock - NH - Big woods fire

Aug 16, 1962 - Somerville - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 233 - Edwards Furniture Warehouse - Large 2 StyWdFrm destroyed

Aug 16, 1973 - Chester - NH - Old Sandown Road - Curtis Probert Farm (old Charlie Smith Farm) barn fully involved connected to dwelling, which was saved - 5 milking goats perished in fire

Aug 16, 1985 - Lynn - MA - 6th Alarm - Central Street at Washington Street - former Olympic Hotel - 4 story brick boarded up building - Squatters rescued from building

Aug 17, 1809 - Concord - NH - Chandler's Clock Manufactory, a house, barn, outbuildings, 2 additional barns destroyed by fire - $100,000 loss

Aug 17, 1903 - Epping - NH - Moore Block destroyed by fire

Aug 17, 1919 - Milford - NH - Cottage St - Pratt and Company Stave Mill serious fire in boiler room

Aug 17, 1955 - Conn River Valley - NH/VT MA/CT - Flood/ Hurricane - Hurricanes Connie & Diane dump over 20' inches of rain, 190 die, 2 billion dollars damage

Aug 17, 1976 - Fremont - NH - Spaulding and Frost Cooperage - Main Street - Finishing building and storage building burn

Aug 20, 1916 - Marlow - NH - One of the worse fires in Cheshire County history - The fire started in the rear portion of the Marlow Inn consumed the entire north side of Main Street, destroying The Wheeler, Crosby, Britton, and Burnap homes as well as the Marlow Inn, the Ladies Aid Society building, the Granite State Evaporator Company, Ayer's store, and Dodge's grain store *www.hsccnh.org*

Aug 18, 1976 - Derry - NH, 28 Elm Street - 3 Story 9 unit Apartment Bldg "in ruins" - Mut/Aid Salem and Londonderry

Aug 18, 1982 - Boston (Roxbury) - MA - 6th Alarm - 68-70 Bartlett Street - Vacant 4 story brick Aug 19, 1882 - Derry - NH - Major Fire, 1 West Broadway at Martin St, Railroad Ave and North Ave - Eastman Block, Smith Block (Smith Hall), Pillsbury and Hardy Block destroyed by fire - Several stores, a tenement house, railroad bldgs destroyed - Railroad House (Rebuilt as Hotel Bradford), 17 buildings total

Aug 19, 1960 - Derry - NH - (East Derry) Historic Beaver Lake Pavilion heavily damaged by fire

Aug 19, 1961 - Berlin - NH - 3 Exchange Street - The Historic Berlin House Hotel burned down

Aug 19, 1974 - Sandown - NH - Reed Road - Occupied dwelling destroyed by fire

Aug 20, 1917 - Eaton - NH - 3 Story Town hall (Odd Fellows Hall) struck by lightning and destroyed by fire - An adjacent house and barn were also destroyed

Aug 20, 1980 - Scarborough - ME - Scarborough Downs - Fire kills four horses - 3rd mysterious racetrack fire in New England during the year

Aug 20, 1993 - Raymond - NH - 5th Alarm - Rte 27 near Candia town line - Stratham Tire fully involved

Aug 20, 1998 - Williamstown - VT - 3rd Alarm - 433 Theriault Hill Rd. 11/2 Story Brick Dwelling Fire Throughout. Mut/Aid Tankers

Aug 20, 1999 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm, 159-161 Central Street - 6 unit apartment building and single family dwelling heavily damaged, 22 people left homeless

Aug 21, 1961 - Windham - NH - Fordway Extension, 2 Story Duplex gutted by fire, fire through roof

Aug 21, 1995 - Keene - NH - Cypress Street - Old Boston and Maine Railroad freight building destroyed by fire, 144 year old building set on fire by juveniles

Aug 21, 1996 - Moultonborough - NH - 3rd Alarm - Route 25 - Whittier Street Sweetwater Inn - Fire through roof

Aug 22, 1937 - Fremont - NH - 15 Chester Road, 1.5 Story Wood Frame completely destroyed by lighting - Suspected lightning strike

Aug 22, 1991 - Bow - NH - Merrimack Station - 3 day coal silo fire

Aug 23, 1900c. - Boston - MA - Timoth Fay and Company wholesale grocers lost to fire ($400,000 loss)

Aug 23, 1902 - Bedford - NH - Bedford Historic Map site #9 (District - Building struck by lightning and burned to ground

Aug 23, 1912 - Auburn - NH - Southern part of town (Pingree Hill Road??)- Alvin Pingree Barn struck by lightning - Resulting fire destroyed barn, house, many other buildings

Aug 23, 1923 - Franconia - NH - (3rd) Profile House Grand Hotel burns down - Fire started in the rear on the fifth floor

Aug 23, 1996 - Charlestown - NH - 4th Alarm - Cedar Industrial Park off Rte 12, 1 Story Metal 150x150

Aug 24, 1990 - Boston (Mattapan) - MA - Plane Crash Fatal - Twin engine plane crashes between two homes killing three family members

Aug 24, 1992 - Dummer - NH - Hill Road, 2 StyWdFrm farmhouse and garage destroyed by fire - Milan provides coverage for Dummer - Stark FD mutual aid to scene, 1956 Oldsmobile and two other garaged cars destroyed

Aug 25, 1840 - Exeter - NH - Powder Mill Road - Powder Mill exploded and destroyed

Aug 25, 1851 - Concord - NH - Conflagration - old Mechanic's Row 3 Story Wood, Stickney Block, Eagle Coffee House, Merchants Exchange - Dense business district south to Park Street, over to School at Main Street, east to Main Street at Railroad tracks

Aug 25, 1945 - Londonderry - NH - B-17 crashes killing 3 crew members and injuring 2 others - 3 miles south of Grenier Field and 1/2 west of Mammoth Road near Crowell's Corner

Aug 25, 1975 - Beverly - MA - 5th Alarm, 1st Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St - 4 Story Wood Frame Church - Only free standing Steeple remained

Aug 25, 1981 - Boston (Dorchester) - MA - 6th Alarm - Fields Corner - 318 Adams Street, 2 vacant dwellings destroyed - 3 dwellings blocks away had minors fires from embers

Aug 26, 1991 - Manchester - NH - 2nd Alarm, 221 Manchester St. several people homeless, shut down D&S II Market and caused about $100,000 in damage. The building was the scene of two previous blazes in the past 10 months - one classified as arson and the other deemed suspicious.

Aug 26, 1989 - Auburn - NH - Fatal Fire, 294 Chester Road - Rooming house fire, 2.5 story with 13 units - Significant damage to building - Took FF's 6 hrs to control, 1 fatality

Aug 27, 1896 - Concord - NH - Ferry Street Railroad Crossing - Train, the White Mountain Express derails at 20 MPH and crashes, 15 passengers in smoking car with serious injuries, 1 fatality

Aug 27, 1967 - Lyndon - VT - Great fire - First Congregational Church -

Aug 28, 1825 - Hart's Location (Crawford Notch) - NH - Fatal Land Slide - The Willey Slide at Willey House - Mountain slide kills 9 family members killed seeking shelter in an outbuilding after fleeing house - Slide split just before reaching house and one of the paths destroyed the outbuilding, totally sparing the house

Aug 28, 1968 - Chelsea MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 341 - Crescent Ave - Marson Storage Bldg fully involved

Aug 29, 1869 - Manchester - NH - Mechanics Row - Brugger's Stocking Mill burned - Started in carding room

Aug 29, 1915 - Sargent's Purchase - NH - Mount Washington - Tip Top house burned down

Aug 29, 1966 - Limestone - ME - Fire - 5 potato storage houses destroyed, 12 more damaged -

Aug 29, 1998 - Chester - VT - 3rd Alarm - Route 11 East - Structure Fire

Aug 30, 1969 - Fremont - NH - 673 Main Street - Townsend Poultry Farm completely destroyed by fire

Aug 30, 1996 - Rochester - NH - 4th Alarm - Rte 11 - Lilac Falls Motel, 1 Story Motel

Aug 31, 1899 - Holyoke - MA - Parson, Green and Company (stationary establishment) $600,000 loss from fire

misplaced data - Manchester - NH - 3,000 ton coal shed - Captain Frank W. Tebbett's, 54, Eng Co 7, seriously injured falling 50 feet through roof resulting in his death

Sep 01, 1964 - Manchester - NH - John E. Devine appointed Chief. Chief Devine served 33 years on the department

Sep 02, 1853 - Augusta - ME - Six sawmills, a flour mill, a kyanzing plant and a dwelling destroyed by fire causing $750,000 loss

Sep 02, 1898 - Boston - MA - Dreyfus and Sons factory fire causes $30,000 damage

Sep 02, 1981 - Boston (East Boston) - MA - Multiple Alarm - Putnam Street and Bennington Street - Several apartments buildings on fire, 1 resident killed, 5 firefighters injured

Sep 03, 1856 - Manchester - NH - Elm Street between Lowell Street and Concord Street - House, stores, and stable destroyed by fire

Sep 03, 1993 - Fremont - NH - 115 Sandown Road - Old barn in Fremont, circa 1765, torched

Sep 04, 1909 - Milford - NH - Garity Stone Polishing Shed burned to ground

Sep 04, 1914 - Isle of Shoals / Appledore Island - ME - Appledore Hotel Complex and Several small cottages destroyed by fire

Sep 04, 1953 - Manchester - NH - General Alarm - Dow Street - J. E. Faltin Motor Transportation warehouse completely destroyed - One employee killed

Sep 05, 1921 - Wentworth - NH - "Conflagration" destroys general store,/post office and seven other buildings - Warren, Plymouth and Fairlee VT among departments that fought fire

Sep 05, 1957 - Everett - MA - 5th Alarm Everett Box 129, 2nd Alarm Chelsea Box 26 - Conflagration at the Chelsea town line

Sep 05, 1959 - Richmond - ME - MVA Fatal - Tractor trailer broad-sized automobile killing seven people

Sep 05, 1998 - St. Johnsbury - VT - Church Street - PMI building - Firefighter Eugene McDonough.was killed during this fire - He was the first firefighter to die in the line of duty in the fire department's long history

Sep 06, 1856 - Andover (East Andover) - NH - Buildings of Major Nehemiah Emerson burned

Sep 06, 1903 - Pelham - NH - Trolley Accident Fatal - Half mile west of Pelham Center, 2 trolleys head on - 6 killed, 55 others injured

Sep 06, 1917 - Derry - NH - Leatherboard Mill fire with moderate damage to mill- Mill had two previous major fires 1881, 1900 and another major fire in 1918

Sep 06, 1967 - Stewartstown - NH - Fire Fatal - 3 room occupied dwelling (log cabin) completely burned killing 69 year old blind woman and her nephew

Sep 06, 1970c - (East) Derry - NH - Labor Day - Barn that house East Derry's first fire engine in 1930's burned to ground - Large two story 90X150 barn filled to the rafters with 4000 bales of hay - East Derry, Derry, Londonderry and Grenier Field fought this fire

Sep 06, 1980 - Derry - NH - Rte 102 in Derry Vlg - Chase's Mill lumber building - Many of 600 FF's attending New Hampshire State Firemen's Assn Convention assisted in fighting the fire around midnight - Several of the firemen were still wearing formal clothes from the FF's Ball

Sep 07, 1898 - Revere - MA - Bathing pavilion burned - $50,000 loss

Sep 07, 1898 - Taunton - MA - near Whittendon Junction - Passenger train wreck, 15 hurt with some fatalities

Sep 07, 1912 - Hampton - NH - Several homes - Mason house burned

Sep 08, 1881 - Amherst - NH - Forest fires and unusual weather conditions in area cause greatly darkened skies - The darkened yellow sky was in a the worst way between 11AM and 2PM when homes needed inside lighting, schools were dismissed and hens roosted - Noted in Bedford history book as Sep 06, 1881

Sep 08, 1889 - Conway (North Conway Vlg) - NH - McMillan House Inn, 110 year old inn and all out buildings destroyed by fire

Sep 08, 1898 - Bridgewater - MA - Bridgewater Box Company Destroyed by fire - $15,000 loss

Sep 08, 1898 - Newport - RI - the "Ocean House" burned to ground

Sep 08, 1974 - Hudson - NH - General Alarm - Derry Road (Rte 102 - Alvirne High School 3/4 destroyed by fire - Fire started in gymnasium and spread causing over $5,000,000 damage.

Sep 08, 1997 - New Bedford - MA - General Alarm - William St at Johnnycake Hill - Moby Dick Marine Specialty Store - Historic 122 year-old bldg nearly destroyed by suspicious fire

Sep 09, 1898 - Lee - MA - Lee Woolen Mill Co. (formerly Bostwick) destroyed by fire - $18,000 loss

Sep 09, 1989 - Newport RI - General Alarm - Bellevue Ave - the Ocean House, 200x200 Hotel, burned to the ground. Fire started of the 4th floor in the dining room wing

Sep 09, 1960 - Lancaster - NH - Methodist Church destroyed by fire

Sep 09, 1968 - Danbury - CT - former Lee Hat Company warehouse destroyed by fire - $1,000,000 loss

Sep 09, 1983 - Portsmouth - NH - 3rd Alarm - address? - Damaged six buildings, forcing 50 people to the street, several to the hospital

Sep 10, 1859 - Concord - NH - Main Street at Warren Street - Odd Fellows Hall with adjacent businesses and residences burn

Sep 10, 1861 - Concord - NH - Concord and Northern Railroad car houses burned

Sep 10, 1887 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Near the Railroad Station - Knight's corn canning factory totally destroyed by fire

Sep 10, 1934 - Hampton - NH - Fire - Plaice Cove - Box 55 - 3 Two Story bldgs destroyed

Sep 10, 1967 - Epping - NH - Hartford Road in West Epping - Recently vacated 1.5 Story Wood Frame four room dwelling destroyed by fire - Family (2 adults, 6 children) had recently moved across the street and still had much of their furniture still in the dwelling

Sep 10, 1967 - Keene - NH - Bloomer block between Winter and Central Streets, 2 Story Wood & Brick, 24 homeless, 4 businesses destroyed, 20 apartments evacuated

Sep 10, 1980 - Brattleboro - VT - Building collapse Fatal - C & S Wholesale Grocers - 7 acre warehouse under construction kills 1 and injures 4

Sep 10, 1988 - Manchester - NH - 5th Alarm - 305 Second Street - 3 story wooden warehouse, originally the Connare Tire Warehouse - 4 businesses, two auto repair shops, a furniture repair business, and a furniture warehouse - Suspicious fire caused, $500,000 damage

Sep 11, 1997 - Newport - NH - General Alarm - New England Ordinance Explosive plant fire. (Gov't Explosive Contract Operation). - Mutual aid from 5 towns. HazMat & Fire Hazard

Sep 11, 2001 - New York City - NY / Alexandria VA - Planes crash into World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon causing much fire, destruction and 3000 deaths

Sep 12, 1870 - Raymond - NH - Train accident fatal - Cattle roaming on tracks cause several train cars to derail - Railroad brakeman dies after two legs are broken and lower body being pierced

Sep 12, 1898 - Milton - NH - Waumbek Woolen mill burned, $75,000 loss - Mill was closed for 8 years, was about to re-open

Sep 12, 1963 - Chelsea - MA - 4th Alarm - Maple Street - Standard Textile Company destroyed by fire

Sep 13, 1898 - Salisbury - NH - Chapman's Hotel and Little's Store destroyed (by fire?)

Sep 13, 1900 - Derry - NH - Major Fire - Leatherboard Mill burned 2nd of three times

Sep 13, 1919 - New York (Brooklyn) - NY - 5th Alarm - Standard Oil Plant Green point section on East River. - Over 40 Engines and 2 fireboats fighting fire.

Sep 14, 1900c. - Peabody (West Peabody) - MA - Daniel Brown Farm - Farmhouse, barns, out-buildings all burned

Sep 14, 1967 - Springfield - VT - Brand new Springfield High School, scheduled to open in two months, 75% destroyed by fire

Sep 15 , 1953c. - Warren - NH - old North Woodstock Rd - Moosilaukee Inn burned down

Sep 15, 1855c. - Wentworth - NH - Dwelling of Joshua Foster Jr. in south part of town burnt

Sep 15, 1878 - Andover (Cilleyville) - NH - Store, shoe shop, paper mill destroyed by fire

Sep 15, 1884c. - Green's Grant (The Glen) - NH - First Glen House - 3.5 Story 120x44, 2 Story 50x40, 3.5 Story 120x44 (total 414 foot total front) - 600 guest capacity - Destroyed by fire - Also burned 1886(1893?), 1924, and 1967

Sep 15, 1900 - Laconia (The Weirs) - NH - Train Wreck, 2 freight trains in a tremendous head-on collision resulting in fire, death, and serious injury - The two locomotives telescoped together while the following freights cars were piled around the point of collision. Some of the cars were reduced to kindling

Sep 15, 1900 - Salisbury (Salisbury Beach) - MA - Conflagration - the Ocean House (large hotel) and 30 houses totally destroyed by fire

Sep 15, 1968 - Newmarket - NH - Main Street - 3 Story American Legion Building housing the Legion, a beauty shop and apartments extensive damaged by fire - Heavy fire floor 3 and through roof - Mut/Aid Lee, Madbury, Durham/UNH

Sep 16, 1790 - Dublin - NH - (Friday prior to 09/16/1790 - Home of Samuel Griffin Esquire of Packersfield consumed by fire

Sep 16, 1830 - Gloucester - MA - Great Fire - Main St (then Front St) from Town Landing to Porter Street, 27 dwellings and 43 stores and workshops destroyed

Sep 16, 1921 - Lebanon - NH - West Street - Lombard's Garage - Explosion resulted in fire that destroyed the garage, a house, and a 10 tenement block - Several other building damaged - Several other buildings damaged, 1 firefighter seriously hurt by falling timber

Sep 16, 1983 - Portsmouth - NH - 3rd Alarm - address? - 6 bldgs damaged by fire

Sep 17, 1865 - Augusta - ME - Water Street - Massive fire causes $500,000 damage

Sep 17, 1967 - Chandler's Purchase - NH - Cog Railroad accident 3/4 mile from summit and Skyline Curve - Train slid out of control, crashing, after passing tampered with siding switch - 8 fatalities, 75 injured

Sep 17, 1995 - Topsham - ME - 6th Alarm - Pejepscot Mill - Fire causes $1,000,000 to 100 year old mill along the Androscoggin River

Sep 18, 1970 - Derry - NH - Manchester Road - Hadco - Fire causing $150,000 damage, 13 firefighters sent to hospital with acid burns and other injuries

Sep 18,1961 - Center Strafford NH - Austin-Cate Academy total loss

Sep 18, 1996 - Plymouth - NH - 2nd Alarm, 11 Langdon Street / Fox Park - Fire seriously damaged an apartment building, leaving 29 people homeless. - Many were Plymouth State College students living off-campus. Four apartments were destroyed, eight were damaged by water and smoke. Two firefighters required treatment, for exhaustion and a laceration

Sep 19, 1680 - Boston - MA - Old South Meeting House - Fire in a private room in the clock tower *http://www.damrellsfire.com*

Sep 19, 1874 - Fall River - MA - The holocaust known as the Granite Mill fire occurred in the early morning of Saturday. It is the most appalling disaster in the history of our cotton manufacture. The barn shaped roof was the sixth story of the mill; the only exit was the staircase in the tower of the mill. When the fire occurred it quickly cut off access to the tower and operatives in the sixth floor were obligated to jump from the windows to save their lives. In attempting this method of escape thirty operatives were killed and many more suffered serious and life long injuries. The fire is supposed to have been caused by a friction spark which kindled some cotton; the fire department ladders were not long enough to reach the sixth floor and fire nets were not available.

Sep 19, 1896 - Berlin - NH - Berlin Manufacturing Company destroyed by fire

Sep 19, 1898 - York - ME - Lightning strike and fire destroys farm buildings

Sep 18, 1941 - Boston (Charlestown) - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 4156 - Rutherford Ave - Railroad yards - Boston and Maine Railroad shed destroyed by fire causing $1,500,000 loss

Sep 19, 1951 - Carroll (Fabyans) - NH - White Mountain Hotel - 3/4 story T-shaped 250x300 hotel leveled by suspicious fire (Former Second Fabyans House) (First Fabyans House burned while under construction in 1

Sep 19, 1980 - Fitchburg - MA - Water Street - Explosion of 3 tanks and fire destroyed Great American Chemical plant - 5 firefighters and 4 civilians injured - 3,000 residents evacuated

Sep 20, 1845 - Lake Champlain - VT - Adirondack Tornado - The Traveled over a 275 mile track - Starting as a waterspout on Lake Ontario, then as a tornado over northern New York. Arrival at Lake Champlain In Vermont, it reverted to a waterspout - Considerable damage and injury

Sep 20, 1859c. - Chester - NH - Chester House - Store and ell burns

Sep 20, 1920c. - Bedford - NH - Pulpit Road - Pulpit Farm buildings destroyed by fire

Sep 20, 1982 - Lowell - MA - 6th Alarm - Perry Street - Large wooden building containing furniture and appliances gutted

Sep 21, 1869 - Concord - NH - West Concord Congregational Church 63x46 with a 3x25 projection destroyed by fire

Sep 21, 1900c. - Worcester - MA - Frank E, Sessons and Company - Casket factory fire

Sep 21, 1938 - Northeast - USA - New England Hurricane of 1938 - Telephone and power out in Amherst NH for two weeks - As the Hurricane of 1938 approached Long Island Sound, the eye of the storm was 50 miles wide. Sustained winds were in the area of 70 to 110 miles per hours as the hurricane threatened Rhode Island. Over 400 deaths were caused due to extreme flooding. Massachusetts where the Blue Hill Observatory just west of Boston recorded winds of 186 mph. The hurricane passed through central Massachusetts and into the Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire. Sustained winds of 80 mph produced severe damage in much of the state. It wasn't until after sunset that the storm passed out of the northern most reaches of the state and into Canada. Over 700 victims died from this fury of nature. Estimates put damage around $400,000,000. Forecasters had badly erred in their prediction the hurricane would pass out to sea wide to the east of New England. In Hancock NH Hancock Congregational church in the village suffered when the storm tore off the steeple, and forced it back through the roof of the church upside down.

Sep 21, 1938 - Peterborough - NH - Transcript Bldg and Taylor Bldg heavy fire - Many other bldgs between Contoocook River and Main St involved in fire - Mut/Aid from as far as Nashua - During Great Hurricane of 1938 - Keene could not respond as roads were washed out

Sep 22, 1853 - Manchester - NH - Manchester Print Works mail building destroyed by fire

Sep 22, 1979 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - Brown Ave - Springs Poultry Farm - 3 story wood (built 1897) fully involved - Heat cracked apparatus windshields cracked, taillights melted, paint - Building had been condemned earlier

Sep 22, 1980 - Milford - NH - Savage Road - Fred A Conroy historic farm house 1.5 story wood frame destroyed by fire

Sep 23, 1815 - Raymond - NH - Hurricane uproots many large trees and causes considerable damage to many buildings

Sep 23, 1894 - Newfields - NH - (until 1895, known as the town of South Newmarket) - Main Street - Shutes Hotel, the stables of J.C. Hanson burned spreading to the old Kennard House (2 tenement) and to shed

Sep 23, 1915 - Hampton - NH - Major Fire - See June 26 - B St near Ocean Blvd - 40 cottages, 6 hotels, 2 theaters, 1 church over 10 acre area destroyed

Sep 23, 1950 - Boston (Brighton) - MA - Box 5235 - Everett Street - Basement fire, 2 firefighters killed

Sep 23, 1962 - Boston (Brighton) - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 5246 - Lincoln Street - New York Central Railroad building spread across tracks to other buildings on Braintree Street

Sep 23, 1967 - Holderness - NH - Unoccupied dwelling and barn 30x30 destroyed by fire in windy conditions - Mut/Aid Ashland, Plymouth, Moultonborough++-, Center Harbor, Meredith and the Belknap College Fire Department

Sep 23, 1980 - Trenton - NJ - 7th Alarm - Former rubber factory burns with many toxic chemicals, 1,500 residents evacuated

Sep 23, 1998 - Franklin - NH - 4th Alarm - Former JP Stevens Mill on East Bow St., 125 year old Mill Building. Mutual Aid from 14 towns

Sep 24, 1966 - Laconia - NH - Fire Fatal, 135 Pleasant Street, 150 year old occupied apartment building, 2 fatalities

Sep 24, 1980 - Boston (Dorchester) - MA - 8th Alarm - St. William Roman Catholic Church

Sep 24, 1993 - Beverly - MA - 3rd Alarm, 220 Rantoul Street - 3 Story Wood Frame Comm bldg

Sep 25, 1915 - Derry - NH - Major Fire - Island Pond North Shore Road - Rockingham House Hotel destroyed by fire

Sep 25, 1966 - Boston - MA - Fire fatal - South End - 5 Story occupied rooming house - 4 fatalities

Sep 26, 1874 - Gorham - NH - Lary's Grist Mill destroyed by fire

Sep 26, 1892c. - Newbury VT- Wells River- Coosuck House Hotel (Wells River House) Built c.1830 - Adjacent horse stable struck by lightning destroyed Hotel and six buildings

Sep 26, 1901 - Groveland - MA - The Town Hall building on King Street, containing all grades from the third to eighth in the central part of town, was totally destroyed by fire - Some of the displaced classes where held at the firehouse!

Sep 26, 1968 - Windham - NH - MVA/Fire Fatal - Rte 111 - Car vs 6000 gallon oil tanker - Impact sheared tank off truck frame - Flames 50 feet in air scorching trees 200 feet away - Car driver burned to death - Tanker driver hospitalized

Sep 26, 1999 - New York (Manhattan) - NY - 8th Alarm - Box 1639 - West 149th St near Amsterdam Ave - ( 4-story brick occupied apartment buildings & 7-Story brick "H-shaped" Occupied Apartment Building 150x100 - Fire was on all floors and thru the roof of the 7-story building - special call 3 additional trucks over the 8th Alarm.

Sep 26, 2003 - Wolcott - VT - Buck's Furniture Warehouse - Large 3 story warehouse (old gristmill) full of furniture destroyed by fire - 75 firefighters to scene - Mutual Aid Elmore, Hardwick, Craftsbury, Morrisville, Hyde Park and Johnson

Sep 27, 1879 - Gloucester - MA - General Alarm - Main Street - Carter's Factory and 7 other bldgs

Sep 27, 1925 - Nashua - NH - Factory Street - H. Avery furniture company building destroyed by fire

Sep 28, 1900c. - Hartford - CT - Large boarding house and 40 horses, total destruction

Sep 28, 1960 - Berlin - NH - Gorham Theater (where Welch's Restaurant later stood), destroyed by fire

Sep 28, 1996 - Windham - NH - 5th Alarm, 24A and 26 Fish Road on Corbett's Pond, 2 unoccupied camps leveled by fire, 2 other camps damaged

Sep 29, 1948 - Nashua - NH - Park Street Theater burns down

Sep 29, 1974 - Derry - NH - East Broadway - Microburst down 500 trees causing extensive damage to many houses and cars, 14 roads blocked by debris

Sep 29, 1997 - Chester - VT - 3rd Alarm - Rte 11 East - Structure fire - Mutual Aid to fire

Sep 30, 1857 - Hooksett - NH - Robie's Store destroyed by fire - Rebuilt (burned again Oct 1906 and rebuilt)

Sep 30, 1963 - Sanford - ME - Sand Pond Road - Old Johnson homestead destroyed by fire

Oct 01, 1927 - Milford - NH - Richardson's Crossing - Train Vs Car - 3 killed - Victims were observing scene of single fatality train vs car crash of a few days earlier. From a most inopportune vantage point, they didn't notice the on coming train

Oct 01, 1966 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 1671 - 34 Trumbull Street - Large four story brick and wood fully involved - Wall collapse with firefighters trapped killing five - A fire buff was also killed - Fire Lieutenant John McCorkle Engine Co. 24 - Fire Lieutenant John Geswell Ladder Co. 26 - Firefighter Francis Murphy Engine Co. 24 - Firefighter James Sheedy Ladder Co. 4 - Firefighter Robert Clougherty Engine Co. 3 - Andy Sheehan who sparked at Eng 3 and Lad 3 and was always welcomed perished, he was age 25....

Oct 01, 1981 - Nashua - NH - 3rd Alarm - Main Street - the Senior Place - 3 Story Brick - Extensive damage - Started in a ground floor kitchen and worked its way up through the roof

Oct 02, 1886 - Green's Grant - NH - Glen House and stables destroyed by fire - Conflicting information indicates 1893

Oct 02, 1903c. - Newport - RI - Photograph Gallery of Miss Amie Dupont damaged by fire causing $15,000 damage - Large number of negatives of New York Socialites and leading members of Metropolitan Opera Company destroyed

Oct 02, 1995 - Nashua - NH - 4th Alarm - 40 Whitney Street - Apartment house with heavy fire and explosion

Oct 03, 1908 - Chelsea - MA - Multiple Alarm, 1/4 of city destroyed, 19 killed - The second-worst fire in Chelsea history destroyed nearly 3,000 buildings

Oct 03, 1979 - Windsor Locks - CT - F4 Tornado -

Oct 03, 1997 - Brattleboro - VT - 3rd Alarm - Spring Street near Elliot Street - Building Fire - 3 Story Wood Frame Fire Floor 3 - 5 Engines & 2 Ladders Mutual Aid

Oct 04, 1861 - Concord - NH - Main Street, Centre Street, Bridge Street - Day's Marble Works, Merrimack House (Hotel Union) destroyed by fire

Oct 04, 1948 - Nashua - NH - West Pearl Street at Main Street - Parkinson Building burns down

Oct 05, 1900c. - Hanover - NH - Commercial Hotel (an old landmark) damaged by fire

Oct 05, 1985 - Beverly - MA - 5th Alarm - Welch Machinery Building - River St, 2 story, wood frame factory, 100 x 250

Oct 05, 1993 - Rochester - NH - 3rd Alarm, 18 Maple Street - 3 Story Wood Frame

Oct 05, 2002 - Manchester - NH - 4th Alarm - Amherst Street at Dutton Street - 5 buildings involved, 2 totally involved, 2nd Alarm on arrival

Oct 06, 1990 - Colchester - VT - Fire, 1302 Ethan Allen Ave (in the former Fort Ethan Allen) half of building saved by firewall dividing bldg in half) (also an arson fire started by ex-boyfriend of a resident)

Oct 07, 1929 - Milford - NH - Averi and Locicero-Falsari Blocks involved in "Big Fire"

Oct 08, 1861 - Wentworth - NH - William H. Moores farm, 2 barns burned - Set by incendiary

Oct 08, 1929 - Carroll - NH - White Mountain House - 3 story 100x40 hotel (150 guests) with 50 room 3.5 story addition - destroyed by fire

Oct 08, 1990 - Rochester - NH - 3rd Alarm - East Rochester 3 Story Apartment bldg

Oct 08, 1997 - Fitchburg - MA - 5th Alarm - Water Street - Fire destroyed a vacant factory, the former Great American Chemical Corp. building on Water Street 500,000-square-foot building, once a woolen mill, had been vacant since the early 1980s,

Oct 09, 1905 - Colebrook - NH - T.G. Rowan Hotel fire $18,000 loss

Oct 10, 1903 - Derry (West Derry) - NH - Large Ice House of H.P. Hood Dairy burned - Exposures threatened but saved $3,000 loss

Oct 10, 1975 - Derry - NH - the Fordway - Occupied 2 Story wood frame dwelling destroyed by fire - Total loss

Oct 11, 1866 - Fitzwilliam - NH - The First Mount Monadnock "Mountain House", a 3? story hotel with room for 100 guests. burned to ground about two hours after it was closed for its first season

Oct 11, 1951 - Milton - NH - Fire Fatal - Milton Mills Road, 2 and 3 year old girls playing in family auto burned to death in car fire - It was suspected that the girls were playing with matches

Oct 11, 1985 - Portsmouth - NH - Fire fatal - (316?) Islington Ave - 3 Story apartment building, 2 fatalities on top floor - Another victim badly burned jumped from top floor died following March - Ruled arson

Oct 11, 1988c. - Dalton - NH - Vacation home destroyed by fire, 2 local volunteer firefighters were arrested for arson - One of many devastating fires that plagued the Jefferson NH area over a five month period, since early May

Oct 12, 1900c. - Fort Fairfield - ME - E.P. Grimes Lumber mill - Building, equipments and lumber burned

Oct 12, 1951 - Whitefield - NH - Miller Farm - Large dairy barn 90x40 with valuable machinery and 150 tons of hay destroyed by fire -

Oct 12, 1963 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 1611 - Shawmut Ave - Morgan Memorial Complex

Oct 12, 1963 - Boston - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 3446 - Washington Street near Codman Square - Building fire (concurrent with 5th alarm Box 1611 on Shawmut Ave)

Oct 14, 1961 - Boston - MA - 84 Mass Ave - Block long WGBH radio and TV complex destroyed by fire

Oct 14, 1973 - Chelsea - MA - Conflagration - Observed as far as 50 miles - Flames blown forward by fierce winds, jumped quickly from building to building. hundreds of homeless took refuge at the Chelsea National Guard Armory, the fire had leveled a fifth of the city. It was the third worst fire in Greater Boston history, taking 2,000 firefighters from as far away as Manchester, New Hampshire, almost a week to extinguish completely.

Oct 15, 1690 - Boston - MA - near the Old South Meeting House - Several buildings consumed including a newly established "printing office"

Oct 15, 1839c. - Candia - NH - Andersons Tavern and adjoining block of buildings flattened by fire, 23 horses and 11 swine killed - $7,000 loss

Oct 15, 1878c. - Salem - NH - North Salem - Matthew Taylor Woolen/Flannel Mfg Mill destroyed by fire (2nd time)

Oct 15, 1891 - Manchester - NH - Amoskeag Mills - 30 foot diameter 68 ton flywheel shattered killing 3 employees and injuring several others, 2 Story Brick 30x50 building destroyed and damaged attached building

Oct 15, 1904c. - Exeter - NH - 3 fires within 24 hours - On Saturday, Fellows Box Mill fire, caused by shavings in the boiler room - Another minor fire occurred later Saturday - On Sunday just after midnight on Epping Road 2 miles out of town - The Sarah G. Harris House - House, barn, 10 tons of hay, shed, hen house, ice house all lost to fire

Oct 15, 1914c. - Milford - NH - Garden St - Duerschmidts Bakery destroyed by fire

Oct 15, 1919 - Epping - NH - Brown Grain Store, Perkins Hotel 3 Story, 3 other businesses destroyed by fire - Epping bucket brigade, Raymond, Newmarket, and Exeter FD's

Oct 15, 1947 - State of Maine - ME - Forest Fires through the state consume 200,000 acres along with 851 permanent homes and 397 cottages - Much of Goose Rocks section of Kennebunkport wiped out by forest fire

Oct 15, 1947 - State of NH - NH - Woods fires in Laconia, Raymond, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampstead/Atkinson, Farmington and Sandwich - Houses destroyed on Province Lake and Bald Mountain near Sunapee

Oct 15, 1953c. - Derry - NH - Windham Rd (aka Doak Grant) - Former Poor Farm burned to ground

Oct 15, 1962 - Manchester - NH - Firefighter Fatal - Lt. Frank J. Bruton of Eng 10 died while fighting a garage fire at 383 Laurel Street - DOA at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Oct 16, 1903c. - Quincy - MA - Hammond Beef warehouse gutted by fire $8,000 damage

Oct 16, 1903c. - Wiscasset - ME - Hilton House and most of furniture destroyed by fire $10,000 loss

Oct 16, 1953 - Boston (south Boston) - MA - 2nd Alarm - Box 7545 - Explosion and Fire US Aircraft Carrier Leyte in dry-dock - 37 killed and 40 injured

Oct 17, 1906 - Hooksett - NH - Robie's Store and Benney's Tavern destroyed by fire

Oct 17, 1947 - Mount Desert - ME - Catastrophic Forest Fire - Half the eastern side of Mt. Desert Island burned - 67 seasonal estates on Millionaires Row burned - 5 hotels destroyed, 170 permanent dwellings burn, 17,000 acres burn - Under control Oct 27 - All out Nov 14

Oct 17, 1947 - Waterboro/Shapleigh - ME - Forest fire started between Ross Corner and Newfield - Over 20,000 acres burned including Ossipee Mountain - 58 homes in South Waterboro burned - Several lakeside cottages burned

Oct 17, 1953 - Boston - MA - Boston Harbor - Aircraft Carrier USS Leyte explosion kills 37 and injures 40 - Described by survivors are if a subway train was going through the ship (There was no ammunition on board the ship at the time) - The skipper of the Leyte was in only his third week of command

Oct 18, 1887 - Chester - NH - Wilcomb Evaporator Factory leveled by fire

Oct 18, 1894 - Wolfeboro - NH - Hasty Farm - Several buildings burned

Oct 18, 1917 - Conway (North Conway Vlg) - NH - Kearsarge (Kiarsarge) House - 3.5 story Grand Hotel destroyed by fire - Inn have been closed just two weeks earlier for the season

Oct 18, 1983 - Hudson - NH - Fatal Helicopter Crash - Roosevelt Ave - Pilot of Boston WCVB-TV Bell Jet Ranger helicopter killed during a fiery crash parking lot of a 96 unit apartment complex

Oct 18, 1992 - Westbrook - ME - 3rd Alarm - Box 42 - Dana Court - Vacant tire warehouse fire

Oct 19, 1864 - St. Albans - VT - 22 Confederate soldiers robbed banks & attempted to burn down many buildings and a covered bridge (in Sheldon), 1 shed did burn

Oct 19, 1900c. - Lynn - MA - 4 Story Brick commercial building ablaze - Heavy fire started top floor - Heavy damage throughout

Oct 19, 1996 - Nashua - NH - 5th Alarm - Burke St - Elderly housing complex under construction (near complete) heavily involved - 8 depts. Mutual Aid - Occurred during the Annual FF's Ball being held at the Nashua Marriott

Oct 20, 2002 - Berlin - NH - General Alarm - 703 First Avenue - 3 Story Wood Frame apartment house with extension to two other buildings including Toni's Pizza Parlor - Heat damage to several other buildings

Oct 21, 1892 - Gorham - NH - First Alpine House (White Mountain Station House) - 4 Story 100x50 with 3.5 Story 80 by 40 ell, 100 guest capacity - Destroyed by fire

Oct 21, 1898 - Thompson - CT - Children's Home burns - All inmates out of fire safely

Oct 21, 1947 - Rochester and Farmington - NH - "Disastrous Fires" along Boston and Maine railroad bed

Oct 21, 1996 - Derry - NH - 100 year storm floods 200 homes - Epping - NH -- A 16-year-old boy was swept into the Lamprey River, a family of five was rescued from their home by boat and nearly 100 people were evacuated from their residences - Officials also took steps to prevent a dam off Route 27 from giving way. - Evacuations of some 100 people along the Lamprey River, between 40 and 50 homes

Oct 21, 1998 - Ansonia - CT - 4th Alarm - Main Street - Historic District - 6 Story bldg w/ several business

Oct 21, 2000 - Plainfield (Moosup) - CT - 6th Alarm Brunswick Ave - 3 Sty Brick Mill building

Oct 21, 2002 - Berlin - NH - General Alarm - 699 Upper Main Street - Vacant apartments over vacant store extended to 3 other buildings - Arsonist caught for this and previous days fire

Oct 22, 1946 - Boston - MA - Box 1463 - 70 Chauncy Street - Furrier business, basement fire - Burning fur gave off very heavy smoke - 3 firefighters perish

Oct 22, 1951 - Lincoln - NH - 4 story Hotel owned by Franconia Paper and Pulp - 4 story 50 room hotel - Heavy fire floor 4 and through roof - Heavy water and smoke damage throughout - Woodstock and Plymouth to scene

Oct 22, 1984 - Hudson - NH - 4th Alarm - Concrete Systems - Fire in boiler room - Heavy damage

Oct 22, 1994 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm, 168 South Main Street - Caused $200,000 damage. It housed a ceramics business and a Goodwill Industries facility - Half of cellar heavily involved on arrival

Oct 23, 1942 - Benton - NH - Mt. Moosilaukee - Tip-Top house burned down

Oct 23, 1996 - Hudson - MA - 5th Alarm - Larkin Lumber Company - Old woodworking shop building, 12 towns and 100 firefighters fought fire

Oct 24, 1682 - Boston - MA - Started by "the dock" and spread south to Drawbridge Street (North Street) - Consumed considerable property in what was considered the richest district in town

Oct 24, 1944 - Derry - NH - Derry Fibre Mills - 4 story mill destroyed by fire $250,000 loss - 4 Story apartment building severely damaged by fire

Oct 24, 1978 - Bethlehem - NH - Sinclair House - Large 5 Story Grand Hotel with 350 guest capacity destroyed by fire - Vacant 2 year after 118 years of service

Oct 25, 1895 - Nashua - NH - Main Street - Holman Block - Confectionary plant burned to ground

Oct 25, 1898 - Bridgeport - CT - Nonpareil Cork Company factory damaged by fire - Driver of engine killed responding to alarm

Oct 25, 1903 - Hampton (Hampton Beach) - NH - Washington Hotel, a few blocks west of the Casino - Hotel, cottage and store as well as a house, cafe and another small hotel destroyed by fire

Oct 25, 1963 - Boston (Brighton) - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 5276 - off 108 Holton Street - Railroad tank car fire

Oct 25, 1968 - Hanover - NH - Plane Crash Fatal - FH-22 crashes into Moose Mountain killing 32 of 42 on board

Oct 26, 1821 - Fall River - MA - The original building of the Troy Cotton and Woolen Manufactory, operating 1800 spindles, was burned to the ground. The blaze was occasioned by friction in the picker rooms.

Oct 26, 1969 - Beverly - MA - 3rd Alarm - South School Stone St - Former school bldg - 3 Story Wood Frame - fully involved in thickly settled neighborhood

Oct 27, 1885 - Sanford - ME - Moulton Brothers' Sawmill burns

Oct 27, 1944 - Gardner - MA - Fire - Logan Street - Gardner Gas Plant - Deputy Chief LOD Death

Oct 27, 1989 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm, 100-102 Union Street - 3 story apartment building fire leaves 25 homeless

Oct 28, 1882 - Fall River - MA - On Saturday afternoon, fire destroyed the Flint Mill excepting the engine and boiler house.

Oct 28, 1924 - Amherst - NH - Baboosic Lake - 4 cottages and several out buildings destroyed by arsonist - One of the owners received a threatening letter from the K.K.K. prior to the arson

Oct 28, 1969 - Manchester - NH - Multiple Alarm - Box 3211 - Baldwin and Charles Streets J. J. Moreau & Son - Heavy fire rear of building - Exposure problems several to buildings 300 feet away due to extreme radiant heat - Under control 12 hours later - Moreau's was the largest hardware store North of Boston, Over a million dollars damage.

Oct 28, 1976 - Fremont - NH - 370 North Road - The Sleeper House, built circa 1830 destroyed by fire

Oct 28, 2000 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 7311 - 573-575 East Broadway - 4 buildings, - 3 Story Wood Frame, 2.5 Story Wood Frame Funeral Home, 2.5 Story Wood Frame dwelling occupied, and a fourth building - High wind problems, 1st two buildings destroyed

Oct 29, 1727 - Amesbury - MA - Earthquake centered off NH and MA coast 6.0 Richter Scale - Damage to bldgs in Boston, Haverhill, Portland

Oct 29, 1944 - Derry - NH - Derry Fibre Mills - $ Story mill burns, $250,000 loss - Exposure 4 Story occupied apartment building saved

Oct 29, 1963 - Chelsea - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 211 - Second Street - Several rag shops ablaze

Oct 29, 1997 - Campton - NH - 3rd Alarm - Peg Wood Hill in Waterville Estates - Five people homeless as fire tore through an eight-unit condominium complex, a total loss

Oct 29, 1969 - Manchester - NH - Moreau's fire

Oct 30, 1905 - Hanover - NH - Bridgeman Block (largest business block in town) destroyed by fire - Fire started in basement of Rand's Upholstery store and ran the length of the block through the basement - Many Dartmouth College students living in block barely escaped with their lives - $100,000 loss (Conflicting date of Oct 30, another year)

Oct 30, 1906 - Nashua - NH - Cooperative Foundry fire - $1,000 loss

Oct 30, 1906 - Newport - NH - Sugar River Bridge at Riverside Farm - Horse drawn wagon with heavy load of sand broke through middle of bridge tumbling 2 horse, wagon and driver in river - Driver escaped drowning

Oct 30, 1924 - Nashua - NH - Main Street - The Nutt Block - Box 114 - 3 story tenements over commercial - Nuttbrown Grocery, heavy fire in basement and floor 1 extended up partition to floor 3 - Touraine Fabric store also heavily damaged

Oct 31, 1952 - Westport - MA - Fatal Fire - Address ??, 2 Story Wood Frame House, 1 Adult and 8 children die

Oct 31, 1991 - North Shore - MA - Remnants of Hurricane Grace clashed with a N'or Easter creating the "Perfect Storm" - Several ships wrecked with many lives lost

Nov 01, 1623 - Plymouth - MA - Seven dwellings destroyed by fire

Nov 01, 1778 - Bridport - VT - Major Fire - Town Burned down by rouges loyal to Britain

Nov 01, 1891 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - Allen Box Co Conflagration - Federal Street Area - Shoe factory district, 12 Buildings destroyed, 14 heavily damaged, and 35 suffered minor damage from embers.

Nov 01, 1990 - Laconia - NH - 2nd Alarm double fatal - New Salem Street - Single family house, 2 young boys killed, 4 others injured

Nov 01, 1997 - Irasburg/Coventry - VT - Orne Covered Bridge over Black River totally destroyed by fire, by arsonists (Bridge was 116 yrs old)

Nov 02, 1875 - Fall River - MA - Fire wiped out the Massasoit Cotton Mill. This plant was colloguially termed "The Doctor's Mill", being owned and operated by Nathan Durfee.

Nov 02, 1877 - Fall River - MA - Early in the morning an explosion, thought to have been due to leakage of gas during the night, took place in the Border City Mill, #1. The mill was speedily reduced to ruins.

Nov 02, 1900c - Bath - ME - Knikler Hotel and 2 houses burned

Nov 02, 1900c. - Acton (South Acton) - MA - Henry Barker's Cider Plant - Main 2 buildings destroyed by fire

Nov 02, 1900c. - Milltown - ME - Duren Mill, a hemlock mill, totally destroyed by fire

Nov 02, 1900c. - Peabody - MA - Gibbs Hay & Son morocco factory burned

Nov 02, 1900c. - Saco - ME - James M. Chadbourne Farm buildings destroyed by fire caused by exploding lantern

Nov 02, 1900c. - Taunton - MA - American Smelt and Refining Company - Partially destroyed by fire

Nov 02, 1946 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - Elm Street, between Kidder Street and Hollis Street - 4 story brick block long building (200 feet of frontage) - Entire southern half of block destroyed by fire with rest of block heavily damaged - Total $750k-$1 million damage - Manchester's most disastrous fire in 37 years occurred - First floor was occupied by Auto Electric, where the fire was thought to have started - Hardware and Plumbing Company, Camera Shop - Much of upper floors were being remodeled to included businesses and many apartment - Two people on the roof were rescued

Nov 02, 1953 - Boston - MA - 3rd Alarm - Fire and Explosion - Box 7124 - Freighter Black Falcon unloading chemical at dock - 7 victims perish

Nov 03, 1714 - Boston - MA - Warehouse fire - Fire totally destroys warehouses at 18 and 19 Long Wharf

Nov 03, 1903 - Wolfeboro - NH - Brewster Free Academy burned down, total loss

Nov 04, 1906 - Alton - NH - Alton Bay B&M Railroad Station, warehouse and wharf destroyed by fire - $30,000 loss

Nov 04, 1911 - Chester - NH - Dr. Brown's house a blacksmith shop, shed and barn, along with a one story house, a country store, and another dwelling near the cemetery destroyed by fire (Total four families burnt out of homes)

Nov 05, 1884 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Water Street - Day's Blacksmith Shop destroyed by fire

Nov 05, 1949 - Nashua - NH - Working Fire - 66 Canal Street - Floor Shine Wax Company

Nov 05, 1993 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm Fire and HazMat, 195 South Beech Street - Baylis American chemical warehouse - causing the largest evacuation in city history - Extensive mutual aid, 1000 gallons of foam used

Nov 05, 1999 - Milton - MA - 6th Alarm - Box 4315, 22 Wharf Street - Hood Cold Storage Plant - 3 Story 200x100

Nov 06, 1982 - Stow - MA - General Alarm - State Fire Academy destroyed by fire - 150x300 complex - $2,000,000 loss - Arson - Scene of earlier suspicious fire on Oct 16, 1982 that destroyed a smoke house

Nov 06, 1993 - Rochester - NH - 3rd Alarm - High Ave - East Rochester Lilac Auto Sales, 2 Story Comm

Nov 06, 1997 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm - 323 Concord Street - Occupied apartment building, 22 left homeless - Caused by teens with experimenting with accelerants

Nov 06, 2003 - Somersworth - NH - 4th Alarm
3rd Alarm on arrival - 200 Main Street, the Bleachery - Large 3 story wooden mill, 200 by unknown - Newington Ladder protecting exposure GE building roof from large embers encountering dry hydrants - Mutual Aid - Rochester, Dover, Farmington, Berwick, South Berwick, Newington, North Berwick, Greenland, Rollinsford

Nov 07, 1904 - Lowell - MA - Huntington Hall (Merrimack Street??) consumed by flames - $75,000 loss

Nov 07, 1935 - Peterborough - NH - (2nd) Town House heavily involved in fire (1st Townhouse destroyed by fire ~1915)

Nov 07, 1998 - Colebrook - NH - Multi Alarm - Spring @ Colby St - Vacant building occupied by squatter destroyed and spread to former Grammar School - Mutual Aid Beecher Falls VT - Exposure to Apartment building - 600,000 gallons of water used - Fire started adjacent to fireplace

Nov 09, 1872 - Boston - MA - Great Fire - Boxes 52,123,48 - Franklin Street and Washington Street Section of Boston - City had 475 FF's at time - Fire started in dress warehouse - 547 bldgs totally destroyed - 780 buildings involved - $75,000,000 property loss - All engines pulled by men (Epidemic of horse distemper) 14 die including 9 Firefighters - Over 70 insurance companies go bankrupt as a result of claims from this fire

Nov 09, 1924 - Laconia - NH - The Weirs - Ten buildings valued at $275,000 dollars destroyed by fire - Fire started in dance hall and spread to Methodist Episcopal Church, a building block containing the Post Office and 3 stores, the Casino, a restaurant, the Third Regiment Building, the New Weirs Hotel, and the Auditorium

Nov 09, 1939 - Berlin - NH - Main St and Mason St - Entire 3 story Morin Block burned down - Mutual Aid Northumberland (Groveton) and Gorham - J.C. Penney Store, a restaurant, clothing store, beauty salon, two insurance company offices, 2 doctors offices, and a social club - Two firefighters from Ladder 4 died in the line of duty - One fell thirty feet off the roof. A second firefighter was struck by a fire truck while working a hose connection.

Nov 09, 1961 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - Endicott College - Bullock Hall - Large 3 story stucco dormitory bldg - Fully engulfed at its height

Nov 09, 1977 - Derry - NH - Island Pond Road - Old Country Auto Shop completely wrecked by fire

Nov 09, 1994 - Londonderry - NH - 4th Alarm - Sanborn Road - LeClerc's Tire Shop, 20 foot high 100x300 foot tire pile fire, 16 departments and 120 firefighters fought fire

11.09.99 - 0500 - Eliot ME - Working Fire Fatal - 6 Sargents Lane off Hanscom Rd - Mobile Home fully involved - 2 young adult male occupants, 1 safe, 1 fatal - Smoldering cigarette on couch given as cause of fire - Added info - 11-09-99- Eliot Maine- 6 Sargents Lane- Joshua Stow -24- died in fire- (J. N.)

Nov 10, 1906 - Pittsfield - MA - Grocery store in the Academy of Music building burned - $5,500 loss

Nov 10, 1907 - Conway - NH - Kearsarge - Orient House - Small Hotel burned down - 91 years old

Nov 10. 1949 - Keene - NH - 3 story store house 100x100 destroyed by fire

Nov 10, 1991 - Boston - MA - 2nd Alarm - Police Headquarters - Arson - Smoke spread throughout the building, including the 7th floor 911 emergency communication center. Numerous rescues were carried out and a total of sixteen (16) police officers and emergency medical service dispatchers were treated for smoke inhalation.

Nov 10, 1991 - Everett - MA - 7th Alarm - A former department store that had been renovated into fifteen separate stores, 150 elderly residents of upper floors of the building had to be evacuated - More than 200 firefighters from 14 area fire departments were called to the scene - The worst fire in the history of Everett

Nov 10, 1997 - Westminster - VT - 5th Alarm - US Rte 5 (Main Street) - Barn fire

Nov 11, 1870 - Lawrence - MA - Great Fire - Buildings and lumber valued at $125,000 burned

Nov 11, 1875 - Isle of Shoals / Star Island (Gosport) - NH - 4 Story 35x175 Oceanic Hotel burned to ground

Nov 11, 1889 - Lynn - MA - Conflagration - Conflagration I - Area is now downtown - 330 Buildings destroyed

Nov 11, 1980 - Brattleboro - VT - Arsonist started fires in three unlocked buildings in downtown section - Mut/Aid from VT, NH, and MA fire depts.

Nov 11, 1982 - Boston (Roxbury) - MA - 6th Alarm - Washington Street at Palmer Street - Business complex

Nov 12, 1907 - Whitefield - NH - Hunt's Block destroyed by fire, 10 residents rescued over ladders

Nov 12, 1913 - Franconia - NH - Franconia House (aka Edson House) , hotel burned

Nov 12, 1962 - Chelsea - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 25 - Eastern Storage Warehouse 600' long and other buildings destroyed

Nov 13, 1841 - Claremont - NH - Union Factory (on island south of Freeman and O'Neil works) burns

Nov 13, 1911 - Hampton - NH - Hampton Beach - Pentucket House and three cottages destroyed by fire

Nov 13, 1918 - Londonderry - NH - Manchester Road near Hardy - Elkins Homestead/Farm - Dwelling, ell, sheds, and 2 large barns burned to ground

Nov 13, 1959 - Milford - NH - the Acre - Dixie's Market and Slaughter House burned down

Nov 13, 1982 - Boston (Roxbury) - MA - 9th Alarm - Dudley Street at John Eliot Square, 2 large vacant brick buildings destroyed - 350 year old Church across street was threatened by strong winds

Nov 14, 1861 - Concord - NH - Main Street at Center Street - Several businesses, dwellings, shops and stores burned

Nov 14, 1918 - Derry - NH - Box 58 - New England Fibre Mill (Former Perkins and Hardy Shoe Factory) - Mill 4 story 350x40 3/4 involved in fire - Seagraves motor pump and 12 men from East Manchester assisted at fire - No wind and heavy rain aided firefighting efforts in protected exposures - Building also burnt 21 years earlier

Nov 14, 1919 - Newport - NH - Major Fire - Richards Block - Upper 2 stories totally gutted

Nov 14, 1962 - Revere - MA - 3rd Alarm, 118 Revere Beach Blvd - Skipper Restaurant gutted by fire

Nov 14, 1973 - Lynn - MA - Conflagration - Conflagration II - large area of Junk Yards and rag shops - extending into thickly settled residential area and commercial district - This fire was impetus for starting Metro Fire Mutual Aid Control Program.

Nov 14, 2003 - Pawtucket - RI - Conflagration - Bennett Highway, Cottage Street - Mostly vacant textile/cotton mill complex under reconstruction, built 1902 - At least 5 building involved - 550,000 square feet 3 story - 10 square blocks evacuated - Winds at 35-40 mph - Curvin-McCabe Elementary School on fire

Nov 15, 1883c. - Nashua - NH - Main Street at Bower Street - Fox and Gibson furniture manufacturing building burned

Nov 15, 1910c. - Berlin - NH - New Albert Theater Building - Fire struck again and gutted interior of building

Nov 15, 1910c. - Thetford (Post Mills) - VT - Main Street - Commodore House (Boarding house) burned

Nov 15, 1934 - York (York Beach) - ME - Major Fire - Railroad Ave adjacent to Fire Station - (2.5 Story Wood Frame's heavily damaged

Nov 15, 1934c. - Harpswell - ME - Orrs and Bailey Island - Small office building - Fire fought by bucket brigade until Brunswick FD arrived on scene

Nov 15, 1942 - Boston (East Boston) - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 6153 - Maverick Square - Six firefighters killed by collapsing wall

Nov 15, 1937c - Nashua - NH - General Alarm - Public Works Building

Nov 15, 1981 - Somerville - MA - 6th Alarm - Foley Street - Central Steel - 3 story industrial building destroyed

Nov 15, 1987 - Claremont - NH - Fatal Fire - address - 3 Story apartment building - Heavy fire floors 2 and 3, 28-year-old woman killed, 15 other residents fled to safety

Nov 15, 1997 - Somerville - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 345, 15 Fenwick St 3 Stucco/Stucco - Fully involved

Nov 16, 1875 - Peterborough - NH - Elm Street - Felt's Machine Shop destroyed by fire

Nov 16, 1900c. - Lowell - MA - Harvard Brewing Company - Main building, upper floor and roof burned causing $75,000 loss

Nov 16, 1900c. - Plymouth - MA - Icehouse and barn destroyed by fire

Nov 16, 1900c. - Rochester (North Rochester) - MA - Stillman Ryder's sawmill burned

Nov 16, 1984 - Beverly and Salem - MA - 3rd Alarm - Railroad Bridge over Beverly Harbor - Bridge destroyed - Railroad traffic interrupted for two years. Smoke seen from Boston, some 20 miles away.

Nov 18, 1740 - Charlestown - SC - East Battery - All dwellings and structures from Church Street to Broad Street burn

Nov 18, 1755 - New England - Earthquake felt from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean damages some buildings in New England

Nov 18, 1924 - Abington - MA - Ashland Novelty Company burns to ground

Nov 18, 1924 - Goffstown - NH - Prospect Street - 2 dwellings and a barn destroyed by fire

Nov 18, 1995 - Rochester - NH - 4th Alarm - 80 Pine Street - 3 Story Wood Frame

Nov 19, 1934 - Fremont - NH - 281 Main Street - Lawler's Store (Barfield's Store/ Vining's Mkt / Bosworth's Mkt), 2.5 Story Wood Frame with attached 2 story ell, 2nd floor of building and the ell destroyed by fire

Nov 19, 1949 - Tyngsborough - MA - Call firefighter arrest for setting 3 forest fires - Admitted to starting 20 brush fires that destroyed 15 buildings - Subject set fires to earn $1.00 / hour call rate to help pay for outstanding maternity bills - He and his wife had seven children

Nov 19, 2002 - Lyndon - VT - 3rd Alarm - South Wheelock Rd - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Corner Medical Center historic former historic Lyndon Corner Graded School - 3 Story Brick Medical Offices - Heavy fire from the roof - Master stream operation - Mutual Aid 10 fire trucks from Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury, Sheffield-Wheelock, Sutton, East Burke, and Littleton four aerial towers operating structure's roof and interior were completely engulfed in flames. 45 minutes into fire the belfry of the former schoolhouse was nothing but charred, glowing timber. Fire and smoke was visible from I91 - A roofing company was working on the building's roof when the fire started - The Lyndon Corner Graded School was built in 1858. Its bell and belfry had once been part of the Lyndon Academy, built in 1831. Became a medical center about 1992

Nov 20, 1977 - Carroll - NH - 3rd Crawford House burned down (vacant 2 yrs), 2 and 3 Story Wood 'E' Shaped w/ three 35x200 sections and one 35x100 section, 165 room 400 guest capacity (Conflicting date Sep 05, 1977, however, I belief this was the date the House closed for the season)

Nov 20, 1884 - Haverhill - MA - Brickett Building - 4 story wood frame stores & hotel - 1 dead - 1 seriously injured - 29 escaped - $22,000 loss

Nov 20, 1998 - Bowdoin - ME - Multi Alarm - Main St - Great Bowdoin Mill Complex slated for demolition

Nov 21, 1860 - Laconia - NH - Great Fire of 1860 - Most property on Main Street from Mill Street to Water Street destroyed by fire

Nov 21, 1990 - Nashua - NH - 3rd Alarm fire - Apartment building at 6-8 Fulton St. was consumed by flames, forcing four families, 16 people in all, to find another place to live.

Nov 22, 1908 - Dublin - NH - Lofingwell Hotel, 3? story 150 guest hotel and annex burned to ground - Other buildings in village were threatened *www.hsccnh.org*

Nov 23, 1907 - Berlin - NH - Albert Theater Building - Fire started on bottom floor in the Garneau furniture store - Bldg heavily damaged by fire and roof collapse and eventually entire building collapsed

Nov 23, 1992 - Hudson - NH - 3rd Alarm, 207 Central Street - Meadows Restaurant destroyed by fire

Nov 24, 1891 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - Queen Hotel Fire - General Alarm - Lothrop St on waterfront - 5 story wood frame hotel, 110 rooms - total loss

Nov 24, 1892 - Sanford - ME - Sanford Mills, Mill No. 6 destroyed by fire

Nov 24, 1908 - Pittsfield - NH - Novelty Shop Mfg Co burns

Nov 24, 1996 - Beverly - MA - 3rd Alarm+ - Former Briscoe School - 3 Essex St - 3 Story brick, historic school buildings connected, 1 building totally gutted, 2nd building 2nd & 3rd floors & roof destroyed, extensive Mut/Aid

Nov 25, 1922 - Milford - NH - Thursday Thanksgiving Day, 1922 - Milford - NH - Jones Crossing - White Mountain Freezer Company burned down

Nov 25, 1924 - Nashua - NH - East Hollis Street at Dearborn Street - Nashua Street Department building - Fire in boiler room - Two firefighters were injured when STEAMER 3 blew up. Steamer 3 had been in service since 1872. The chamber on the steamer exploded causing the horses to bolt. Driver Percy Lintott of Steam 3 was bowled over. Fireman E.C. York was struck by a piece of flying metal and received a gash to the head.

Nov 25, 1929 - Hampton - NH - Hampton Beach - The "Dance Carnival" destroyed by fire

Nov 25, 1933 - Sanford (Springvale) - ME - Clark's Court - Cook apartment block - Serious fire

Nov 25, 1968 - Salem - NH - Multi-Alarm - Milville Circle - 5 family members die - House destroyed

Nov 25, 1969 - Hudson - NH - Kimball Hill Road - Thompson's Market burned, 2 apartments over grocery store

Nov 26, 1898 - off Gloucester - MA - 292 foot long luxury Steamship Portland sinks in storm taking 192 lives

Nov 26, 1932 - Moultonborough - NH - Long Island (Lake Winnipesaukee) Green Castle Estate (summer home of F.A. Green of Lynn MA) - Estates along with valuable antiques and artwork destroyed by fire $1,000,000 loss

Nov 26, 1997 - Chelsea - MA - 7th Alarm - Box 121, 285 Broadway - Taxpayer

Nov 26, 2003 - Deering - NH - 3rd Alarm (2nd Alarm on arrival) 70 Gove Road - Occupied dwelling - Mutual Aid to scene or cover, Hillsboro, Antrim, Francestown, Weare, Henniker, Bennington, Dunbarton, Francestown, Bradford, Lyndeborough, Washington, Acworth - Note: Listed as Carl Road on some maps

Nov 26, 2003 - Lempster - NH - 3rd Alarm - 114 Charlestown Turnpike - Dwelling fire - Mutual Aid Marlow, Unity, Washington, Stoddard, Goshen, Gilsum, Newport, Acworth, Sunapee, Claremont

Nov 27, 1676 - Boston - MA - Much of North End, including the church of historic preacher, Increase Mather, destroyed by fire

Nov 27, 1890 - Fremont - NH - Devastating fire in Black Rocks Village - Democratic Hall, Wilkinson's Shoe Shop (2 story 74 feet long), totally destroyed by fire - Wilkinson's Store partially destroyed by fire - Caused by defective wood stove

Nov 27, 1894 - Lyndon - VT - Great Fire - Fire started in the back room of Webb's hotel at Elm and Depot Streets. Total of 23 buildings lost.

Nov 27, 1922 - Springfield - MA - 2nd Alarm+ - Union Station - Basement fire spread upward into waiting room and through roof

Nov 27, 1928 - Milford - NH - off Elm St - Albert Foster Tannery burned down - (3rd of 3 times)

Nov 27, 1942 - Newport - NH - Major Fire - Box 47 - Johnson Block on Main Street - Fire gutted large store w/ Christmas stock in brick block

Nov 27, 1966 - Gardner - MA - Fatal Fire, 242 West Broadway, 1 FF 2 civilians die

Nov 27, 1970 - Windham - NH - Fatal fire - Lowell Road - Occupied dwelling fire, 2 victims perish

Nov 27, 1986 - Nashua - NH - Fatal fire - address?, 2.5 story apartment house, 2 elderly sisters parish

Nov 27, 2001 - Berlin - NH - General Alarm - 824 Western Ave - Garage fire extended to and destroying 4 story 5 unit vacant apartment building - Exposure 3 story occupied multi family dwelling consumed - The vacant apartment building was a 200 year old balloon constructed structure that had served as a hospital in the days when horse drawn ambulances were used

Nov 28, 1867 - Lyndon - VT - Historic Fire - Walker's Hotel burns

Nov 28, 1889 - Boston - MA - General Alarm - Box 52 - 69-87 Bedford Street - Several buildings involved - Four firefighters killed when the Ames building collapsed - $4,000,000 property loss

Nov 28, 1898 - Boston - MA - Many ships wrecked in harbor and bay by severe storm - the passenger steamer "Portland" wrecked off Highland Light taking 163 lives (101 passengers, 62 crew) Bodies washed up on shores for weeks

Nov 28, 1942 - Boston - MA - Fire Fatal - Box 1521 - 15-17 Piedmont Street - Coconut Grove Nightclub - 490 die - Combustible curtains, overcrowding, and barred doorways contribute to catastrophe - Boston College Football players cancelled their planned attendance after an upset loss

Nov 28, 1981 - Lynn - MA - General Alarm - Conflagration III - 4 Blocks in factory district destroyed - Hvy damage to 5 Story elderly housing - (17 building destroyed, 6 damaged) - 93 engines, 27 ladders from Massachusetts and New Hampshire assisted Lynn FD

Nov 28, 1997 - Manchester - NH - Fire - 282-288 Auburn Street - more than two dozen people homeless - Fire was deliberately set, a sprawling three-story building with 12 apartments. Four 3-family structures that are connected and share common basements and attics.

Nov 28, 1997 - St. Johnsbury - VT - 3rd Alarm - Elliot Street, 2 structures heavily involved

Nov 28, 2003 - Weare - NH - 3rd Alarm - 141 Duck Pond Road - Heavy fire in an attached 2.5 Story Wood Frame 40x60 building - Heavy fire also in 2.5 Story Wood Frame 20x40 garage - 2.5 Story Wood Frame attached dwelling 20x40 not involved - Mutual Aid Dunbarton, Henniker, Hopkinton, Goffstown, New Boston, Hillsborough - Brush burn permit had been issued earlier in the day for this address

Nov 29, 1849 - Peterborough - NH - The Second "South Factory" (built ~1805) destroyed by fire

Nov 29, 1878 - Fall River - MA - Chace Thread Mill was damaged by fire to the extent of $50,000.

Nov 29, 1907 - Newport - NH - North Newport - Draper Company Bobbin Mill - 80% destroyed by fire - $40,000 loss

Nov 29, 1981 - Somerville - MA - 6th Alarm - 200 McGrath Highway - Sporting goods warehouse

Nov 29, 1987 - Claremont - NH - 4th Alarm - Old Joy foundry on North Street. 4 alarms, 100+ firefighters at the scene. (**North Street near the Sugar River - Abandoned 6 Story factory building - old Joy Manufacturing Co. - Heavy damage to four floors)

Nov 29, 1996 - Nashua - NH - 3rd Alarm - 70 Palm Street - 3 Story occupied apartment house, extensive damage

Nov 30, 1865 - Portsmouth - NH - Congress Street - Congress Block 3 story brick built 1845 destroyed by fire - Started in drug on shelf containing alcohol based medicines - The alcohol fed fire quickly spread consuming a bookstore and several meeting lodges (Upper 2 floors of block burned again in Jan 1###)

Nov 30, 1920 - Concord - NH - North Main Street at Park Street - White's Opera House 4 Sty Brick 75x75 destroyed by fire

Nov 30, 1986 - Lexington - MA - General Alarm - Four downtown business burn causing over $1,000,000 damage

Nov 30, 1998 - Manchester - NH - Fatal Fire, 220 Pine Street at Auburn Street - 3 Sty apartment building destroyed by fire, 1 fatality

Dec 01, 1999 - Durham - NH - 3rd Alarm - Coe Drive - Oyster River High School - Heavy fire rear near woodworking shop - Arson - Set by boyfriend of girl who attended school - "Thought she would have more time with him if school burned"

Dec 01, 1999 - Lyndeborough - NH - 4th Alarm - Rte 31 across from General Store - 2.5 Story Wood Frame Farmhouse 30x40 & 2 barns - Using 9 engines, 1 ladder, 1 PSNH bucket truck - 10 towns at scene - Wind chill -24F - Resident charged with arson

Dec 02, 1902 - Brentwood - NH - Rowe Brothers Mill Complex, a house, and a sawmill across the river consumed by fire

Dec 02, 1965 - Manchester - NH - 2nd Alarm - Fire destroyed the roller skating rink at old Pine Island Amusement Park off Brown Ave. Previous fire had destroyed the dance hall

Dec 02, 1980 - Londonderry - NH - off Brown Ave on the Manchester line - The Elms resort hotel built in 1930s - 3 story wood frame - Kitchen fire extended

Dec 02, 1989 - Newport - VT - Hunter's Lodge - Fire destroyed boarding house claiming 1 victim

Dec 03, 1854 - Keene - NH - Hurricane combined with a fierce snow storm sweeps through region - More than a dozen barns heavily damaged of destroyed by storm - Several homes and bridge suffered considerable damage - Over 50 chimneys toppled over - Thousands of trees were blown over - 12 to 18 inches of snow also fell - Worst hurricane in region until the Hurricane of 1938 *www.hsccnh.org*

Dec 03, 1899 - Clinton - MA - Clinton Theater burned - $150,000 loss

Dec 03, 1913 - Boston - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 771 - 1201 Washington Street - Arcadia Lodging House - 5 story brick - 28 of 170 occupants perish during fire

Dec 03, 1998 - Boston - MA - 9th Alarm - Canal St -

Dec 03, 1999 - Worcester - MA - 5th Alarm FATAL - Vacant 5 Story Brick cold storage bldg - 6 Firefighters perish

Dec 5, 1867 - Fall River - MA - An explosion of one of the boilers of the main building of the Globe (Bay State) Print Works on Globe Street started a fire which entirely consumed the structure. No lives were lost, although there were some narrow escapes, and several people were severely injured.

Dec 05, 1892 - Raymond - NH, 25 buildings destroyed by fire including 2 churches, entire Odd Fellows Block, entire Prescott Block, several businesses and dwellings - Fire started in Knights of Pythias Hall - Mut/Aid Manchester and Portsmouth - Every store but one in village destroyed - Adjacent hotel to original fire building spared by very strong winds in opposite direction

Dec 05, 1933 - Keene - NH - Upper Washington Street - 3 Story Wood Frame Chair Factory Warehouse totally destroyed by fire

Dec 05, 1998 - Brownington - VT - Working Fire Fatal - House fire - 3 fatalities children

Dec 06, 1892 - Raymond - NH - Town in ashes as 25 building are laid flat in the worst fire in town since August 1878 - Mutual Aid Manchester and Portsmouth

Dec 06, 1902 - Laconia - NH - Major fire - Downtown - Fire with large explosion - Masonic Temple and adjacent livery stable destroyed by explosion

Dec 06, 1973 - Fremont - NH - Spaulding and Frost Cooperage - Main Street - All but one building destroyed by fire (the present company novelty shop was spared), 100 employee temporarily out of work - West side of fire station severely burned - Exeter FD aerial ladder credit with saving station with their constant spray of water - - - Major fire, 2.5 Sty mill over 100 feet long - Flames seen from Portsmouth Ave in Exeter

Dec 07, 1902 - Peterborough - NH - Main St at Grove St - Granite & Tarbell Block - Stores and small manufacturing (slate roofed bldgs dating from 1840's - Upper floor heavily involved

Dec 07, 1996 - Pittsfield - NH - Rte 107 - Town transfer station - 75x100 steel frame building destroyed by fire, $300,000 loss

Dec 08, 1898 - Danbury - CT - Factory fire puts 400 out of work

Dec 08, 1961 - Hartford - CT - Hartford Hospital Fire - 13 Story hospital 810 hospital - Cigarette thrown down trash shoot that according to the NFPA Journal handled 5,000 tons of trash each day - Trash smoldered but did not ignite under an access door on the 14th floor was opened - Fire shoot up the shoot and out the access doors on several floors - Fire spread rapidly on ninth floor killing 16 people

Dec 08, 1975 - Peterborough - NH - Grove Street - Transcript Newspaper Bldg destroyed by fire

Dec 08, 1977 - Londonderry - NH - Weymouth Road - Londonderry Furniture - Large 2 story "landmark" mill building - Floor 2 and roof burned through, floor 1 gutted - Blaze fought for 11 hours in minus 8 degree Fahrenheit weather - Mut/Aid Derry, East Derry, Hudson, Manchester, Litchfield

Dec 08, 1996 - Orange - NH - 3rd Alarm - Cardigan Mountain Road - Fire gutted home leaving a family of four homeless

Dec 08, 1997 - Chester - VT - 4th Alarm - Main Street at Rte 35 - Readex Company - Large Commercial Bldg in Downtown District Two Story Wood Frame 40by120 Ten town mutual aid to fire - Power cut to town due to fire Chester Pumping Station failed causing need massive pumper shuttle For a while, mutual aid cover trucks were unable to move up to fire as they were stuck in Chester FD when power to town was cut, station doors were stuck with Grafton and Cavendish pieces inside. No injuries reported. Tri-Mountain Mutual Aid sent 5 tankers to fire in addition to Meadowood NH FD sending air-supply and lighting unit to scene Chester VT FD

Dec 09, 1904 - Nashua - NBH - Box 16 - The Commercial Inn - Heavy fire floor 2 and top of building - 3 Occupants of room started fire in an ornamental fire place thinking it was a real fireplace - They fell asleep and awoke to the room being on fire - The three were charged with arson and held on $1,500 bail each.

Dec 09, 1980 - Jonesville - VT - Fire in town's business district, commercial buildings and dwellings left 2 dozen homeless - Arson suspected

Dec 09, 1996 - Nashua - NH - 6th Alarm - 96 palm Street - Occupied apartment house, 15 people homeless result of child playing with a cigarette lighter

Dec 10, 1899 - Enfield - NH - Wollen mill burns $100,000 loss

Dec 10, 1947 - Deerfield - NH - Line of Duty Death of Chief Leon W. Harvey, original chief of the department since 1932 - Struck by falling chimney

Dec 10, 1983 - Norwich - VT - FATAL Fire - House at Earth People's Park, a secluded commune near the US-Canadian border - A woman and two children died in fire - Four others with burns and minor injuries

Dec 10, 1995 - Wolfeboro - NH - General Alarm - Railroad Ave - Pedro's Border Cafe, Depot Square Hair Salon, and Bob Rice's Weather Service - (Pedro's was the former All-Star Sports Pub at site of old Hatch Theater), 2 StyWdFrm 60x300 building, 14 towns mutual aid, 100 firefighters, 2 aerial ladders and 17 engines

Dec 11, 1910 - Derry - NH - Major fire - Chester Rd - Benjamin Chase Co burned

Dec 11, 1920 - Derry - NH - East Derry - Broadlawn Milk Farm (former Nestling property) described as "The finest set of buildings in East Derry, without a doubt" - Large barn, house, and shed destroyed by fire - Derry News reported that the sky was lit up for miles and attracted over 2,000 spectators - The house built was in 1856

Dec 11, 1924 - Nashua - NH - Main Street Bridge burns - Totally destroyed for 2nd time - One of only two automobile bridges across the Nashua River, it was the primary artery linking north and south ends of the city - It was rebuilt, this time not of wood, but of steel and concrete and opened June 1926

Dec 11, 1960 - Revere - MA - 3rd Alarm - Revere Beach Blvd - Lite-O-Line arcade building destroyed by fire

Dec 11, 1992 - Chelsea - MA - 3rd Alarm, 18 Fourth Street - Print shop and Chelsea Record newspaper office gutted by arson fire - Five fighters injured 0 Mutual Aid Boston, Winthrop, Revere - 50 mph wind gusts

Dec 11, 1995 - Methuen MA - 3rd Alarm - address? - During the General alarm at Malden Mill, separate fire

Dec 11, 1995 - Methuen MA - General Fire devastates large Malden Mills Complex (4 mill bldgs) - Fire critically burned a dozen factory workers and leveled several brick factory buildings in the country's largest fire of 1995 - 56 engines, 14 ladders, 15 ambulances (some making multiple trips) - Winds gusts that evening were over 40 mph

Dec 12, 1905 - Berlin - NH - J.D. Lary boarding house involved in heavy fire - Occupant succumbed to flames after making several trips into house to save property, including a set of Victor Hugo novels

Dec 12, 1982 - Rockport - MA - Broadway - Rockport Methodist Church, 106 year old church destroyed by fire

Dec 12, 1992 - Hampton - NH - 5th Alarm - Mainsail Motel Complex - Fire in 3 sty main building spread into 2 sty 200 foot long north wing, consuming 32 units, 200 firefighters fought this blaze in driving rain just after midnight - The rain later changed to snow - Winds were sustained at 30 mph gusting to 57 mph

Dec 13, 1992 - Manchester - NH - 3rd Alarm, 185-187 Pine Street - Wind spread flames to 183 Pine Street - Arson

Dec 13, 1983 - Boston (East Boston) - MA - 6th Alarm - 85 Orleans Street - 3 story wood frame apartment house spreads to two adjacent buildings

Dec 14, 1900c. - Dover - NH - Star Clothing Company Store totally loss to fire

Dec 14, 1979 - Mechanics Falls - ME - Fatal Fire - address, 10 room wood frame house - 4 children parish in fire

Dec 14, 1897 - Lowell - MA - Huntington Hall burns - Also consumed by fire Nov 7, 1904

Dec 14, 1990 - Revere - MA - 10th Alarm - 34 High Street and area near Bell Circle - Fire in vacant house spread to several other dwellings in high winds - Over 120 people forced from their homes in the tightly packed neighborhood

Dec 14, 2001 - Greenville - NH - 5th Alarm - 68 Old Wilton Road - Pilgrim Foods

Dec 15, 1867 - Fall River - MA - During a heavy snow storm, fire was discovered in the new granite structure of the American Print Works. The fire originated in the engine room. In less than four hours the ruin was complete with a loss of nearly $1,000,000, together with the destruction of the Bay State Print Works. The corporation was so badly handicapped for several years that reorganization was necessary.

Dec 15, 1878c. - Granville - VT - Methodist Episcopal Church burned

Dec 15, 1882c. - Chester - NH - Chester Center - Samuel Marston's House, C.A. Wilcomb's Store destroyed by fire - Roof on Congregational Church across street caught on fire

Dec 15, 1917c. - Marlow - NH - Fire destroyed the 4 remaining industrial buildings not destroyed in 1916 fire *www.hsccnh.org*

Dec 15, 1934c. - Manchester - NH - Central Block gutted by fire

Dec 15, 1938c. - Augusta - ME - Kennebec Pulp and Paper Company sulphite plant and storehouse suffer $500,000 damage by fire

Dec 15, 1942 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - Box 1461 - Sallinger's Department Store - 6 story building - $425,000 damage

Dec 15, 1946c. - Amherst - NH - Cox Nursing Home "burned out"

Dec 15, 1973c. - Haverhill - MA - Main Street- Odd Fellows Hall burns

Dec 15, 1978c. - Middleboro - MA - Fatal Fire - Plympton Street - Four family members die

Dec 15, 1997 - Bow - NH - 4th Alarm - 658 Rte 3A - 1.5 Story Wood Frame house - Extreme winter weather conditions

Dec 16, 1898 - Salem (north Salem) - NH - D.W. Taylor & Company store and adjacent tenement house burned to ground - Fire started on floor 2 of store which house meeting rooms of the Junior Order of American Mechanics and the Daughters of American Revolution - Methodist Church caught fire several times but was saved - $20,000 loss

Dec 16, 1902 - Brentwood - NH - Crawley Falls near present day fire station - Robert Rowe and Son's Carriage Wood Works mill and the Sanborn house destroyed by fire

Dec 16, 1920 - Milford - NH - Cottage St - Paige and Coty toy factory, 2 Story 50x24 burned to ground

Dec 16, 1969 - Leominster - MA - At around 02:00AM - A carelessly discarded cigarette on the second loading dock at the Standard Proxiloid Company sparked a fire that was made worse by the celluloid powder embedded in the walls. This caused the two story wood factory to explode shattering the plate glass of the A&M deli and coffee shop across the street (still standing today)> Burning debris was sent into the Monosnoc Brook, and the yard of the D.P.W.(across the bridge from fire) which was where all the fire trucks were parked at this 4 alarm fire *contributed 01/2005 - 2nd person account*

Dec 16, 1979 - Lynn - MA - 3rd Alarm - address? - Barrel repairing factory

Dec 16, 1979 - Woburn - MA - 3rdd Alarm - 89 Prospect Street, 2 story wood frame duplex destroyed by fire

Dec 17, 1870 - Exeter - NH - Phillips Academy burns - Large wooden building (1st of 2 times)

Dec 17, 1905 - Chester - NH - 2 miles from village - Southwick House - Large and commodious building, a pretty summer house for seasonal borders with a capacity of 40 guests - Totally destroyed by fire - $6,000 loss - Building had both hot and cold running water

Dec 18, 1828 - Peterborough - NH - Central Vlg - Phoenix Factory, 2 Story Wood and Brick 200 ft long destroyed by fire

Dec 18, 1925 - Holden - MA - Fire a the dwelling of John J Hoey kills six

Dec 18, 1925 - Hinsdale - NH - New England Tobacco Company - Large barn containing 75 acres of cure destroyed by fire

Dec 18, 1926 - Milford - NH - Elm St nr Keyes Field - Grange Hall burns down (Old Armory)

Dec 18, 1979 - Boston - MA - 5th Alarm - 431 Norfolk Street at Morton Street - 3 story brick and wood building (former school) with restaurant, daycare, and several other businesses

Dec 18, 1979 - Brockton - MA - General Alarm - 30 Oak Street Extension - Oak Park Apartments - 6 story brick elderly apartment complex - Fire contained to fourth floor

Dec 18, 1979 - Lawrence - MA - 4th Alarm - 500 Essex Street - Several stores and offices destroyed or heavily damaged by fire 6 fire fighters injured

Dec 18, 1988 - Nashua - NH - 3rd Alarm - address? - Apartment house fire, 1 critically injured, 10 homeless

Dec 19, 1875 - Orford - NH - Lower Street - Tavern Stand - (Carlton House - Orford Hotel) Burned down

Dec 19, 1896 - Andover (East Andover) - NH - Dwelling and store owned by E.E. Cole burns with extension to other buildings

Dec. 19, 1922 - Nashua - NH - Fire destroys American Box and Lumber Company

Dec 19, 1932 - Athol - MA - Dwelling fire, mother and daughter killed - Phone operator saw flashing light on her switchboard for that circuit (caused by the fire in the home) and was able to contact fire department after monitoring the screams and horror that was occurring

Dec 19, 1979 - Nantucket - MA - Zero Main Street - Fire causes $2,000,000 in damaged to three buildings along the waterfront

Dec 19, 1982 - Burlington - VT - address - Four families homeless, several businesses damaged - Below zero temps, 2 persons rescued over ladders from third-story

Dec 19, 1982 - Rockport - MA - General Alarm - Rockport Methodist Church - Broadway opp Fire HQ - Historic 2 Story Wood Frame church destroyed during snowstorm

Dec 19, 1997 - Concord - NH - 4th Alarm, 11-13 Wall Street - Comm Bldg - Dentist Off/Apts - Oil delivery gone bad

Dec 20, 1861 - Wentworth - NH - School house in Buffalo School District (Set by incendiary) - Many members of the Kimball family were charged with this and several incendiary fires in the area, which were accompanied by crude letters of revenge being left near scene - This was part of a pattern of intimidation which included town folk being shot at in broad daylight on several occasions

Dec 20, 1979 - Malden - MA - Double Fatal fire, 12 Appleton Street, 2 family three story dwelling gutted by fire - Mother and adult son died in fire

Dec 20, 1980 - Stowe - VT - von Trapp Family Lodge destroyed, 25 room Resort Lodge, 1 Fatality - Baroness Maria Augusta (Kutschera) von Trapp (real life Heroine of the Movie "The Sound of Music") and 45 others escaped safely - A guest at the lodge, was found dead in the ruins

Dec 21, 1915 - Boston (West End) - MA - 3rd Alarm - Box 1356 - 347=357 Cambridge Street - 2 firefighters killed when floors collapsed

Dec 21, 1945 - Nashua - NH - High Street - Fire levels O'Donnell and Shea blocks causing $100,000 damage

Dec 21, 1979 - Medford - MA - 3rd Alarm - 414 Salem Street - Golden Grain Bakery - Fire spread to adjacent paint store and TV service shop

Dec 21, 1980 - Saugus - MA - Fire destroyed the 100 year old Saugus Center Methodist Church

Dec 21, 1990 - Lynn - MA - 6th Alarm - West Baltimore Street - Apartment house fire

Dec 21, 1997 - Concord - NH - 3rd Alarm - 54 Pleasant St Sacred Heart Parish House, 2.5 Story Wood Frame Rekindle

Dec 22, 1680 - Boston - MA - Dwelling of Samson Sheeaff heavily involved - Occupants had to leap out second floor windows - Fire spread to two other buildings - A 2nd dwelling was blown up as a fire stop for which the owner was award 50 pounds for his loss *http://www.damrellsfire.com* Dec 22, 1813 - Portsmouth - NH - Great Fire - State St and Daniel St area, 108 houses, 64 shops, 100 barns destroyed by fire - Mut/Aid Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Dover, Exeter, Durham, Newburyport and Salem.

Dec 22, 1959 - Revere - MA - 4th Alarm - Revere Beach Blvd - Oceanview Ballroom - 3.5 Sty Wood 150x300 destroyed by fire, 1 FF fatality

Dec 22, 1990 - Bethlehem - NH - Main Street - Alpine Motel - Vacant turn-of-the-century 3 story 40 room North Country hotel. Heavily damaged by fire that started on top floor structure. Scene of previous arson fire

Dec 23, 1884 - Beverly - MA - General Alarm - South School - Stone St, 2 Story Wood Frame School House

Dec 23, 1905 - Milford - NH - 70 Nashua St - Charles Smith factory destroyed by fire - Third building at this site destroyed by fire in 25 years

Dec 23, 1943 - Derry - NH - Martin St - Benson's Lumberyard mostly destroyed by fire - 6 buildings leveled including Richardson's Cider Mill, others gutted - Benson residence, Cote tenement burned, 3 families homeless - High winds

Dec 23, 1979 - Milford - MA - River Street - Bickford Shoe - 5 story wood mill destroyed, fire spread to adjacent buildings - Mutual Aid 7 towns

Dec 24, 1806 - Portsmouth - NH - Great Fire - Bow Street and Market Street - St. John's Church and 20 buildings burn

Dec 24, 1854 - Haverhill - MA - Monuments Square, 22 room (Jenness) boarding house and a 2nd house burned

Dec 24, 1980 - Salisbury - MA - Normandy Hotel four-story bldg burned

Dec 24, 1988 - Westminster - VT - Multiple alarm fire at the Westminster West Congressional Church - Church was destroyed 2 hrs after Christmas candlelight service - The 200-year-old building heavily involved as fire dept arrived on scene

Dec 24, 1989 - Londonderry - NH - Fatal Fire - 6 Mill Road - Dwelling fire, house ablaze on arrival, 1 elderly male victim

Dec 24, 1989 - Manchester - NH - Fatal fire - 93 Second Street - Apartment building - Mother and 3 children perish

Dec 24, 1993 - Bartlett - NH - Multiple Alarm - Fox Ridge Condo/Resort -

Dec 25, 1870 - Lynn - MA - South Common Street - Orthodox Congregational Church burns

Dec 25, 1962 - Derry - NH - Fire - Manchester Rd - Large/140 ft long barn at Hood Dairy burned

Dec 25, 1970 - Peterborough - NH - Consolidated School - 3/4 of building heavily involved in fire

Dec 25, 1979 - Newton - MA - 3rd Alarm - Washington Street - Warren Jr. High School - Cafeteria and Gymnasium destroyed

Dec 25, 1986 - Nashua - NH - 3rd Alarm - Address?, 2.5 story wood frame apartment house, 12 left homeless

Dec 25, 1991 - Boston - MA - 6th Alarm, 15 people rescued - Box 514 at 1170 Commonwealth Avenue Brighton Section - 3-story brick 9-flat apartment building 75x100 - Alley behind building blocked by parked cars - 6 FF's injured, one fell from a second floor window. suffered collapsed lung, compound fracture to elbow, a broken wrist and rib injuries

Dec 25, 1995 - Boston - MA - 6th Alarm - Allston Section - Apartment house fire leaves 15 homeless - Six firefighters injured

Dec 25, 1996 - Epping - NH - Jenness Road - Epping Auto Salvage - office building and shop destroyed by fire, 12 departments to scene

Dec 25, 1997 - Milford - NH - 3rd Alarm - Itronics Electronic Mfg Co 119 Emerson Road - Building Fire. Mut/Aid 4 towns.

Dec 26, 1802 - Portsmouth - NH - Great Fire - Market Square and Daniel Street, 120/132 buildings burn

Dec 26, 1905 - Concord/Boscawen (Penacook) - NH - Exchange Block practically ruined by fire - $25,000 loss

Dec 26, 1913 - Londonderry - NH - Gilman Adams Place - Large 2 Story house, ell. Sheds, 2 barns and other out buildings - House built 1837

Dec 27, 1976 - Whitman - MA - Fatal fire - Lantz Ave - 3 teenage brothers perish in dwelling fire

Dec 27, 1980 - Nashua - NH - Main Street - Star Cinema - 3 Story Brick - 3 FF's injured - Mut/Aid 12 towns - Fire spread to exposure bldg of offices and apartments

Dec 28, 1856 - Chester - NH - Chester Center ravished by fire - Richard's and Greenough's stores, Schoolhouse number one leveled

Dec 28, 1856 - Concord - NH - Phnix Hotel burns

Dec 28, 1900c - Burlington - VT - Business block damaged by fire

Dec 28, 1996 - Manchester - NH - 4th Alarm - 36 Massabesic Street - Photo Studio gutted

Dec 28, 1997 - Medford - MA - 4th Alarm - Box 76 - 478 Main Street - 3 Story Wood Frame Occupied Apartment Building

Dec 29, 1905c. - Plainville - MA - Grand Army Hall burned - $8000 loss

Dec 29, 1981 - Rockingham (Bellows Falls Vlg) - VT - Star Hotel 3 Story Bldg destroyed - Bellows Falls Firefighters Terry Brown and Dana Fuller perish in the Star Hotel Fire

Dec 29, 1982 - Florida - MA - Rte 2 (Mohawk Trail) at Dead Man's Curve - Gasoline Tanker Crash crashed and exploded - Adjacent gift shop caught on fire as flames from tanker shot 100 feet into air

Dec 29, 1989 - Nashua - NH - 3rd Alarm - Amherst Street - K-Mart - Heavy fire rear of store

Dec 30, 1876 - Chester - NH - Baptist Church at Chester Center leveled by fire

Dec 30, 1889 - Fall River - MA - Richard Borden Mill.

Dec 30, 1896 - Manchester - NH - Accident / line of duty death (1st in city) - Lieutenant Thomas E. Gorman, 37, of Engine and Ladder 6 Gorman died while responding to box 53 on Bedford Road - Mishap occurred at Granite Square when the horse drawn Ladder started to skid on the icy roadway. Thinking that the truck was going to roll over overturn, Lt Gorman jumped off the truck and was run over by the rear wheels

Dec 30, 1994 - Southbridge - MA - 6th Alarm - downtown - 4 story apartment/business building, 1 fatality, victim jumped to their death

Dec 30, 1997 - Lawrence - MA - 3rd Alarm - 363 Hampshire St - 3 Story Wood Frame Occupied Apartment Building

Dec 30, 2002 - Brattleboro - VT - 3rd Alarm - Rte 30 - Brattleboro Memorial Hospital - Fire in the physical therapy wing - Staging area Rescue Inc Parking lot - Mutual Aid Westmoreland, Hinsdale, Putney, Vernon, Keene, Chesterfield, Dummerston, Marlboro VT, 9m3, 38c1, 19c3,to scene Westminster to cover Putney- Rescue Inc 101 and 102 plus 6 additional Ambulances over initial response - Keene 2 ambulances, DiLuzio 2 ambulances, LeFevbre 2 ambulances directly to scene at back of Ganette bldg and report to rescue 2 - Patients to Cheshire Hosp and Franklin Hosp - Raybar Bus company providing buses to keep ambulatory patients warm

Dec 31, 1875 - McIndoe Falls - VT - Peabody Mill destroyed by fire

Dec 31, 1925 - Haverhill - MA - General Alarm - 3 stores and an office building burn causing $300,000 loss - Mutual Aid Merrimac, Methuen, West Newbury

Dec 31, 1926 - Nashua - NH - Main Street - Fire heavily damages Goodrich Block

Dec 31, 1952 - Stoddard - NH - Forest Road (Rte 31) - Spalding Tavern burned

Dec 31, 1982 - Londonderry - NH - 2nd Alarm Fatal - Brittany Arms Apt nr Gilcreast Rd - 3 Story Brick Occupied Apartment Building - Five fatalities 3 others hospitalized

Dec 31, 1987 - Manchester - NH - Fire fatal - Titus Ave - Single family dwelling, 2 young sisters perish in suspicious fire (Murder/Arson)

Dec 31, 1997 - Newington - NH - 3rd Alarm - Abandoned housing at Pease Tradeport - Four-unit wood-framed dwelling, former Air Force housing

Mar 25, 1940 - Fall River - MA - The former Osborn Mill No.1.

May 04, 1892 - Fall River - MA - Picker room fire in the Durfee Mill.

misplaced data Processing Corporation - Fire in warehouse with 500 bales of synthetic fabrics and wool, each 600 pounds Damage at $1,000,000



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