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Fenton Bridge Fire 1879
FENTON BRIDGE FIRE OCCURS IN APRIL '79
Fenton, July 4. - Starting in the A.V. Anderson cooper shop on the bank
of the mill pond, the blaze, known as the bridge fire of April 24, 1879, destroyed the Colwell & Adams sawmill, Buskirk
and Brittons' apple dryer, the lumber yard, the wollen mill, two stores on the east side of the bridge, the wooden bridge
across the river and a grocery store on the site of the Standard Oil station. The Baptist church and town hall also were damaged.
The loss was more than $50,000.
The Flint Daily Journal Wednesday , January 13, 1904
FIRE IN THE FLOOR
CAUSED A FLURRY IN OFFICE OF
Fenton, Mich., - January 13, - The blaze occured in Dr. McConnell's office
on Leroy street yesterday afternoon but was promptly extinguished by the aid of several who were present. A wood fire had
been kindled and the heat was so intense that the floor beneath the stove took fire and a large hole was burned.