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News Stories of
Fires, Accidents, Train Wrecks
and other Calamities in Fairfield County, OH

On Saturday evening, the 9th inst., a house in the vicinity of Lancaster, Ohio, was, with all its effects, entirely consumed. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Penn)  April 27, 1825 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]

The house occupied by Mr. Abraham Long in Bloom township, Fairfield county, Ohio was destroyed by fire with all its contents during the absence of the family on Sunday the 12th instant. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Penn) November 29, 1826 - Submitted by Nancy Piper ]

We learn that on Saturday the 10th instant, Mr. Greene's Store, in Centreville, Fairfield county, Ohio, was destroyed by fire; the fire originated from an adjoining building, which was also consumed.  Mr. Greene's loss is estimated at from 1500 to 2000 dollars. - Perry (O.) [
Record. Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Penn.) March 28, 1827 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]

On the night of the 24th October, ult. the barn of Mr. Thomas Gallagher, of Amanda Township, in this county, was struck by lightning, and, with its contents, consumed to ashes. – Lancaster Ohio Gaz.
[Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, November 23, 1830; NP,Sub by FoFG]

Destructive Fire
Lancaster, Ohio Nov. 6 - On Tuesday night last, the dwelling house of Capt. White, together with the rich and valuable furniture which that gentleman brought with him from Europe upon his emigration to this county, a few months since, was entirely destroyed by fire.  The house was first discovered to be on fire about 3 o’clock – too late to check the work of destruction. Capt. White resided one mile and a half west of this pace, near the Lancaster Steam Mill, of which he is proprietor.  His loss is estimated at $5,000. – Eagle.
[Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, November 23, 1830; NP,Sub by FoFG]



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