Family loses home to fire; Owner was delivering milk to Brookfield at time of fire


Publication: The New Brunswick Times

New Brunswick, NJ, United States
p. 9, col. 4

Correspondence From Thirty-seven Towns





SOUTH AMBOY, Dec 1. Fire completely destroyed the home of Samuel Lerner, on upper Bordentown avenue, Saturday afternoon. The fire was discovered by neighbor's, no one being home at the time and an alarm was turned in from box 32. The Independence Chemical Company, the Enterprise Hook and Ladder Company, and Protection Engine and Hose Company answered the alarm and in a short time arrived at the fire, Mr. Lerner's home being out of the city limits in Sayreville township. The firemen could not control the fire, the water pressure being very low. The protection steamer was brought to the fire and good work on the part of the firemen saved other buildings and residences nearby from the flames. Mr. Lerner, who is a milk dealer, states that he was at the Brookfield Glass Works on his route and when he returned, discovered the fire, the alarm having already been turned in. The origin of the fire is not known.

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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:May 18, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;