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Gloucester looks for better fire protection

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 1, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette

Mathews County’s disastrous fire last week has turned the thoughts of Gloucester C.H. citizens to their own lack of adequate fire protection. About all the village boasts of in the way of fire protection are some ladders that are nearly worn out, a wagon that probably needs repairs, a few buckets, chemical fire extinguishers and axes.

Should a fire such as visited Mathews last week start here this equipment would be well-nigh useless in fighting the flames. A prominent business man discussing the matter this week declared that Gloucester C.H. ought to have a chemical engine and other modern equipment for fire protection, and that organization and drill are also...

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