Saturday, November 9, 1935 - Santa Cruz Evening News
MYSTERY IN STORE FIRE AT LOMPICO
Investigation was being made today of the blaze which Tursday evening destroyed the general store in Lompico.
The store, operated during the past summer by Mrs. Hazel Chapman, burned to the ground.
TThe Felton fire supression crew under the leadership of Charles Wilcher, state forester, arrived at the scene in time to keep the flames from speading to adjoining buildings, although the store was completely in flames by that time.
No one had occupied the building since September 9. There were no connections between the building and the nearby electric lines. According to reports the building was covered with insurance.
The loss in fixtures which were owned by Mrs. Chapman amounted to approximately $700. The building was owned by a Mrs. B. McBirney of Santa Monica.
During the past summer season Mrs. Chappman had quite a large amount of stock in the store but luckily she had removed it just recently.