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As Fire Attacked Gill Lumber Co., January 1955

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AS FIRE ATTACKED GILL LUMBER CO.: Thick clouds of white smoke swirl upward over sheds housing high-priced lumber as flames consumed one lumber shed and raced into two others at Gill Lumber Co. Saturday afternoon. Here, in a picture taken from the air, firemen have trucks on both the S. Main St. and Ashley St. sides and are shooting streams of water into the stacks of lumber. Although damage amounted to "several thousands of dollars," according to officials, the fire could well have destroyed most of the immediate area had it broken out undetected at night, firemen said.

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