Historical Tidbit: The East Bridgewater Fire of 1903

East Bridgewater suffered its worst fire disaster on May 21, 1903, shortly before 4 pm. Sparks from the Old Colony Foundry Company on Union Street erupted into a fiery inferno. The blaze spread to neighboring buildings, including the Methodist Church on North Central Street. At 5:30 pm, Brockton firefighters had arrived and with their help, and the help of responders from other nearby towns, the flames were finally contained around 6:15 pm. “Fire Chief Horton and six men remained on the scene until 6 am, and a watch was kept over the smoldering ruins the following day.”
Information compiled from East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial