Milton, DE Fire, Aug 1909


Town of Milton, Del., Wiped Out by Fire.

Milton Del., Aug 13---Almost the entire town of Milton was destroyed by fire early today. Nearly a hundred houses lumber yard and a bank building were destroyed.

The loss will exceed $100,000.

Several hundred persons were made homeless.

Aid was summoned from surrounding points, but owing to a wreck on the Delaware railroad fire apparatus could not be brought to Milton in time to be of much use.

Only twelve houses escaped the flames.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 13 Aug 1909