Salisbury, NC Block Fire, Jan 1907


Prompt Work of Salisbury Fire Fighters Avert of Possible Disastrous Conflagration---

Special to The Observer

Salisbury, Jan. 28.---The Salisbury firemen, who by the way will be benefitted to the tune of $500 yearly if Capt. James D. McNeill's bill is passed by the Legislature, yesterday saved the Salisbury-Spencer Electric Light and Railway Company form total destruction by good work. The fire alarm was sent in before the streets were being walked and dense smoke in the office. The company responded very quickly and turned the water on in such a hurry that the fire was out before many reached the place. The company's office adjoins the postoffice and both are in the Vanderford Hotel. A fire would have destroyed almost the entire block and there would have been no way to stop it.

Charlotte Daily Observer, Charlotte, NC 29 Jan 1907