Fire in Plymouth

Fire Saturday Afternoon
Roanoke Beacon
4 Mar 1898

About 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon the alarm of fire was given and a stampede was made for the scene, which proved to be the store of Mr. W.J. Hodges, on Water street.

The fire originated in the roof and had gained considerable headway before discovered, but in a few seconds the engine had a stream playing on the building and a bucket brigade was running, and in a short time the fire was extinguished, not, however, before the roof had been nearly burned off.

The stock was badly damaged by water, but both house and stock was insured, the former belonging to Mr. D.O. Brinkley, the latter to Mr. Hodges. The people present, both white and colord did heroic work, and the engine did pretty work.

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