1979 Harrington Warehouse Fire

On February 19, 1979, our Harrington Warehouse during a blizzard caught on fire and was burned to the ground. As Jack Burris described it, “We were ‘on our knees’ for three long months.” In the midst of this trial by fire, the Burris team became more united than ever. The video below recounts the tragedy.

Attached below is a letter by Jack Burris remembering the Harrington Fire 19 years later.

Harrington Warehouse (Before and After Fire)

Author: T. Venable