Koehler and Fretz Bakery

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July 21, 1958 an early morning fire in the garage end of the Koehler and Fretz bakery on West Fifth Street in Lansdale, caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. The fire started at 4:30 A.M. under one of the delivery trucks that was being repaired. A welder, who was working under the truck when the fire started, reported that "there was a big puff of flame" under the truck. He then slid out quickly to safety.