The Railways of Ottawa

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

Canadian National Portland Station Burned 8 June 1941

Kingston Daily British Whig 9 June 1941

C.N. Station At Portland Is DestroyedPortland, June 9 - (Special) - Fire destroyed the C.N.R. combination station and dwelling here Sunday morning at 2:30 o’clock. The station is situated a mile south of the village. The dwelling was unoccupied at the time of the fire and cause of the blaze could not be determined. The station agent, D. Munroe, was away at the time. He had not been living in the dwelling at the station.
Efforts on the part of volunteer firefighters to save the station were without result but a freight shed nearby was saved.
This was the second major fire in Portland within a period of three weeks, a cheese factory having been burned a short time ago.

Updated 7 December 2023

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