15000 Fire—Five Buildings

A $15,000 Blaze


Full Account of the Disaster

Last night, Monday Feb. 4th. will long be remembered by the people of the flourishing little village of Victoria Road, a fire by which property to the value of fifteen thousand dollars was destroyed, occurred, and the loss to the village will be almost incalculable.- especially at this season of the year. The list of losses is given as follows: Acbieson’s grist, saw and shingle mill, the leading industry in the village; Boden’s carriage works; A.C. Graham’s dwelling house; J. Magwood’s dwelling house; the total loss amounting to the sum above stated. The insurance cannot at present be learned, but the loss must necessarily be heavy.

The Daily Times, Orillia, Ontario, Tuesaday Feb. 5, 1889