A narrow escape: The fire of Oct. 12, 1896

Epping was on Monday night visited by one of the most destructive fires in its history, which destroyed five business structures, a cottage and other buildings, damaged other property, burned out nine traders or corporations and three families, and entailed losses of nearly $30,000, on which there was a total insurance of $16,700. The fire was beyond reasonable doubt the work of an incendiary, and the resultant waste of property is consequently as exasperating as it was malicious and […]

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