Kemptville Weekly Advance 10 June 1915
$75,000 Fire at Russell
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As soon as an appeal was made to Ottawa, Chief Graham secured permission from the mayor to send an engine and some men. Unfortunately being Sunday, the Ottawa and New York railway did not have an engine fired up and it was sometime before the special engine, flat car and caboose were ready to start. But when it did start it certainly travelled and hit a pace of a mile a minute. The engine was quickly unloaded and placed at the side of the river near the bridge. It worked beautifully and soon had two effective streams at work. By this time the fire was fairly under control, but it certainly was a great relief to the tired and apprehensive residents of Russell to see two fine streams at work.