Lebanon Junction, KY Town Fire, May 1912


Flames Swept the Entire Length of the Town's Main Street -- Loss Estimated at $200,000 to $250,000

Lebanon Junction, Ky., May 24. -- The business section of Lebanon Junction was practically wiped out early tonight by fire which swept the length of the town's main street. Thirteen business buildings and three residences were consumed and the two general stores and the hotel which remain were badly damaged. Two men, Charles Mullins and a negro, were hurt by falling timbers, though not fatally.

Flames were discovered when they burst from the windows on the third floor of the store of A. Davis and spread rapidly, the town's fire department proving ineffectual. A special train brought fire apparatus from Louisville, 30 miles away, but the fires had burned itself out or had been checked before held arrived. The loss is estimated at from $200,000 to $250,000.

Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC 25 May 1912