On this date
Fire at 4:30 this morning badly gutted the store and manufacturing plant of Wood Brothers, ice cream and candy manufacturers on West Broad Street, Tamaqua. The store faces Broad Street and continues in an L to the rear where it ends on Berwick Street. The origin of the fire is a mystery. Firefighters managed to confine the principal damage to the Wood property, fighting the fire for several hours. The loss is estimated at $35,000.