10/13/08 109 W - + 15 - 7 Bucket Brigade Halts Flames at Carpenter's Station


From the News & Observer of June 22, 1940. Quick-thinking residents probably saved 2,000,000 feet of lumber at the Chandler Lumber Company at Carpenter's Station, after a fire destroyed the boiler plant and shaving chute the night before. The fire started shortly after the plant had closed for the day. Nearly the entire population of the Carpenter's community formed an old-fashioned bucket brigade. They fought flames from 6:45 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The plant foreman said "there was no time to call fire apparatus." It was located 15 minutes from Raleigh, and on a dirt road 8 miles from Apex. Damage was estimated at about $1,000.







  
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