Knox - Cassidy Castle - Fire Near Cassidy Farm

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A woods fire between the Cassidy place and the old Nicholas Secor farm gave the Altamont Hose company a run early Wednesday evening. Approximately five acres of scrub woods and underbrush were burned over.

The blaze was discovered by residents of that section who thought it was in the buildings of the Salvation Army summer camp. An alarm was turned in and the Hose company under command of Foreman Ben Schaible, responded. The truck was directed over the old road at Gallup’s pond and reached the 'Army camp only to find the blaze far beyond it and in an inaccessible portion of the woods. The apparatus was ordered back but dozens of firemen and others made their way through to fight the blaze.

The flames lit up the sky and attracted the usual rush of motorists. Dozens of cars braved the bad road past Gallup's pond or entered by way of Thompson Lake school and a traffic jam ensued.

Incidentally, the alarm was the first the Altamont Hose company responded to after moving into the new fire station this week.

Altamont Enterprise December 9, 1932