Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Ink on Paper
While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
… of local citizens were drawn to watch the conflagration. The police departments of both Biddeford and Saco were busy securing the perimeter of the…
… Fire Department officially labeled the origins of the fire as unknown, following the investigations into the cause of the conflagration.
By the time the conflagration was finally stamped out, thirty-one buildings, twelve million feet of lumber and two tenement buildings were reduced to…