The Railways of Ottawa

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

Canadian Pacific Renfrew 
Roundhouse Partially Destroyed by Fire 11 January 1926

Kingston Daily British Whig 13 January 1926

Backed Locomotive Out.
A Spark Ignited the C.P.R. Round House at Renfrew.

One side of the C.P.R. round house at Renfrew, was destroyed by a fire on Monday evening, when a quantity of oil, stored near the entrance, was ignited by a spark from an incoming locomotive. The round house is a frame structure, and was only saved by the prompt action of the employees, who, within a few minutes, had several lines of hose playing on the blaze. The extent of the damage has not been ascertained, but it would have been considerably greater if the locomotive, which caused the blaze, had not been promptly backed out.

Updated 1 November 2021

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