Plymouth County, MA Forest Fires, Sep 1900
MASSACHUSETTS FOREST FIRES.
Plymouth, Mass. Sept. 13. -- Acres of what was beautiful woodland early in the week is now a stretch of blackened, smoky ground. The brush fires which sprang into activity with yesterday's gale devastated a great section of Plymouth County, swept away scores of frame buildings, stampeded cattle and horses, killed off immense numbers of birds and imperiled the lives of many people. The probable losses are heavy, exceeding
$150,000 in this county alone.
The fire, which had spread out fully ten miles east and west yesterday, is still spreading. Tonight a shift of wind to the southwest bids fair to help out the hundreds of tired fire fighters, who had to battle for their homes.
MRS. JOSEPH A. BROWN, of Long Pond, dropped dead from excitement when the fire threatened her house.
New York Times New York 1900-09-14