The entire business portion of the town of Johnsville in Plumas County went up in flames. Thirteen buildings were burned with the loss estimated at $35,000 due to the fact they were only partly insured.
65 years ago
As a protective measure against the theft of tires, a high-valued item due to war rationing, it was recommended that numbers be branded on tires in order to trace them if such a theft occurred.
Deal and Davie Service announced it had the tools needed to do the branding at its establishment on Main Street in Susanville.
Last Wednesday, the Milford Hotel caught on fire, with flames pouring out of the roof about the middle of the building. It was said at once there was no hope of putting it out and a general alarm was given which everybody in the town responded to with all haste.
Willing and industrious hands made quick work of saving furniture, beds, clothing, stoves and everything movable.