Middletown, CT Depot Fire in Flood, Mar 1913

FLOOD FIRE BURNS DEPOT.

Connecticut River Wets Lime, Setting Building Ablaze.

Special to The New York Times.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., March 30--The rising waters of the Connecticut River reached the freight depot of the New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad Company in Water Street to-day and, slaking lime, which was in storage there, set the building on fire. The building was destroyed, firemen being powerless to check the flames, as the only means of getting in reach of the building was by rowboats. The damage was $15,000.

The flood reached its height here to-day, cutting off communication with the southern part of city, except by boat. The property loss will be small, as most of the houses are on high ground.

The New York Times, New York, NY 31 Mar 1913