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The Bangor Fire started in a hay shed on Broad Street, at 4:10 PM, Sunday, April 30, 1911. High wind carried burning brands diagonally across Kenduskeag Stream and ignited a shed in the rear of The Fairbanks Company, on Exchange Street, and almost at the same time one of the steeples of the Universalist Church on Center Street. In a few minutes the wooden buildings in the rear of Exchange Street were a furnace, the intense heat and flames from which, swept onward by the wind, fairly melted everything before them, leaping from one large block to another with great rapidity.

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Frank E. Davis


Bangor, Maine


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Views of Bangor's Big Fire, April 30, 1911



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