Flames Destroy Susanville Club
August 25, 1944
Many residents of Susanville were awakened Monday morning at 2:38 o’clock by the loud blasts of the general fire alarm whistle at the Fruit Growers’ Supply Co.
The Fruit Grower Supply Company fire department, headed by T. K. Oliver, resident manager of the company, with 50 men using seven streams of water, was supplemented by trucks and men from the Red River Lumber Company and the State division of forestry. The blaze was “brought to the ground” at 4 a.m.
The fire which blazed with such fury, threw shingles as far as the Lincoln School building on Main Street, over half a mile from the scene of the conflagration. All the firefighters could do was to stand by and protect the surrounding territories.