The Railways of Ottawa

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

Canadian Pacific Smiths Falls Coal Dump Burned 17 January 1913.

Ottawa Journal 18 January 1913

The C.P.R. coal dump was destroyed by fire at 7 o'clock last evening and a large quantity of coal was consumed.
The loss will necessitate the C.P.R. loading their engines by hand until a temporary structure is built.

Ottawa Citizen 20 January 1913

Fire at Smith's Falls
Smith's Falls, Jan. 18.  - The C.P.R. coal chutes here were damaged by fire last night.The blaze was a hard one to control but was successfully done after a few hours hard work by the fire company. The chutes contained about fifty tons of coal but the greater part of this was gotten out. It is thought that the fire was caused from defective electric wires. It will take several days to repair the damage done.

Updated 3 November 2021

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