Fryeburg, ME Lumber Mill Fire, Jul 1942

Fire Razes Maine Mill, Town's Industry Lost

Fryeburg, Me., July 10 (AP)---- Destruction by fire of the Fryeburg corporation's lumber mill robbed the town today of its only industry and its biggest payroll---about $4,000 a week.

Forty of the 200 men and women employed almost wholly in war production of wooden boxes escaped safely from last night's spectacular blaze on the southwestern edge of this village near the New Hampshire border.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 10 Jul 1942