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1862 Fire Inquest

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  • 1862-07-03

This article relates to the fire of Bradford on June 24th, 1862, which originated in an unknown stable in the main city sector. There is no lasting record of a newspaper published during the week of the fire. "Fire Inquest On Friday morning last...

South Simcoe Times

Before the 1959 Fire

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  • 1980-01-23

An undated photo found in the Bradford Witness of Holland Street prior to the 1959 fire which destroyed some of these businesses. The two buildings on the left of the photo were damaged by fire, with the far left one completely destroyed.

Bradford Witness

Blaze destroys apartment

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  • 1977-01-26

"No cause has yet been determined for a stubborn blaze which broke out in a house at 16 John Street East in Bradford last Tuesday. The Bradford Fire Department was called out at about 4 pm to quell the blaze which broke out in a back apartment, oc...

Bradford Witness

Bradford Firemen Did Tremendous Service

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  • 1959-02-18

"While not disparaging the splendid service and fine co-operation of the firemen from neighbouring municipalities, in the battle to save Bradford from more extensive damage from fire last Wednesday, the brunt of the long hours of the fight, and th...

Bradford Witness

Bradford Firemen to Meet Friday Evening

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  • 1948-09-22

"The new fire alarm siren has been installed and some time Friday evening an alarm will be sounded to test the system and also the response of the firemen to the new alarm. The brigade will hold a meeting during the evening to discuss general busi...

Bradford Witness

Building Plans and Fire Losses Estimated

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  • 1959-02-18

"Owners of businesses destroyed in last Wednesday's fire are making arrangements to carry on business in temporary quarters and are planning a building program. According to present plans, a fine new business block will rise this year on the site ...

Bradford Witness

D. James Good Dry Goods Store

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  • 1862-07-03

"Fire, Fire, Fire! I have pleasure in stating that I shall soon make arrangements, for the purpose of disposing of the Dry Goods saved from the Fire of the 24th ult. The Goods are in excellent condition and will be sold At and Less than Cost, for ...

South Simcoe Times

Disasters

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Contains news clippings and articles on various disastrous events of Bradford West Gwillimbury; includes fires, Hurricane Hazel, drownings, explosion, train wrecks

Joe Saint

Fire Alarm Doesn't Alarm

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  • 1948-06-02

"Bradford's fire siren apparently is not in working order, and the old bell, which used to cause a big alarm, now gives only a faint tinkle, and the few who do hear it, hear so little they are seldom sure just what they head. all in all, our fire ...

Bradford Witness

Fire Destroys Barn on Stoddart Farm

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  • 1964-09-02

"When the fire alarm sounded at 4.30 o'clock on Monday afternoon, the billowing smoke at the top of the hill in town confused, giving the impression that the fire was closer and presenting rather an alarming picture. However, when the fire-fightin...

Bradford Witness

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