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FIRE DAMAGES CEDARTOWN HOME----Smoke pours out of the home of Mrs. Morgan Brooks at 121 Ellawood Street as firemen battle to save the house. Shown on the ladders are Fireman Luke Colbert and Robert Wilkerson. Policeman Bob Gore, former fireman, standing at left, helped with the fighting. Standing in the doorway of the burning house is Mrs. Nell Scott, daughter of Mrs. Brooks.
(Photo by Joyce Howard)


Approximately $3,000 Damage Done To Morgan Brooks Home

Approximately $3,000 damage was done to the home of Mrs. Morgan Brooks at 121 Ellawood Avenue Thursday afternoon when fire broke out about 2:15 o'clock, according to Fire Chief D. K. Russell.

The fire which was of undertermined orgin, began on the roof over the kitchen. The eight-room frame house had a shingle roof underneath an asbestos roof. The fire began among the wood shingles and spread throughout the house.

Fireman battled the smoke and flames for about 40 minutes before they had the fire under controll. Afterwards they worked for almost an hour sweeping out water and cleaning up inside the home. Most of the furniture was removed from the house before the fire reached it. Furnishings that were left in the house were ____ damaged by water, heat and smoke.

Also suffering loss in the fire were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Veatch who had an apartment in Mrs. Morgan's home.

Contributing to the great loss, according to Chief D. K. Russell, the age of the house and the headway the fire had made before it was reported.

The Cedartown Standard - Unknown date in 1950

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