The Railways of Ottawa

Finding No. 21   Railway Structures Destroyed (Mainly) by Fire

CNR Beachburg Station 28 February 1931
Ottawa Journal  28 February 1931

Agent and family Absent as Flames Sweep Structure

Flames Sweep Structure. Special to The Journal PEMBROKE. Ont.
The CNR station at Beachburg was destroyed tonight by fire which broke out about 10:15 pm from a cause so far unknown. The station agent, Mr. Boyce, and his family, who resided in the upstairs portion of the building, were all absent from home at the time and verv little of their household effects were saved, but Mr Boyce, who arrived on the scene after the alarm was given, saved the station books and records. The building was a frame structure and most of the contents are a total loss. The village is without fire protection and though the citizens made every effort possible they were unable to stop the progress of the flame which which are believed to have originated in the waiting room.

Updated 27 September 2021

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