Edgar B Elliott

On June 10, 1931, a major fire occurred in New Bern along the Neuse River that destroyed a gasoline launch, two barges, a tugboat, and a storage warehouse along with their contents.  The blaze also damaged a freight car and burned a launch.  Two firemen and a watchman were slightly injured during the fire.  For hours, seventy-five firefighters under the direction of Chief William J. Smith fought the blaze. › Continue reading

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Johnnie J Gaskill

Killed when a fire horse kicked him in the head.

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