Alphonso Lufkin was a member of the Caribou Fire Department from the 1890’s until his death on March 1, 1906. Mr. Lufkin was a business owner and very active in his community. Alphonso Lufkin was the part owner of Smith & Lufkin grocery and was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities. On the night of February 19, 1906, Alphonso Lufkin responded to a structure fire on Bridge St. in Caribou, Maine. 3 children were trapped upstairs in the burning home. Alphonso Lufkin, with the aid of lanterns, made entry into the burning home and up the stairs to the 2nd floor. Alphonso Lufkin located the children and carried them outside. Unfortunately, the 3 children perished. Mr. Lufkin, complaining of pain in his head, went directly home and died 10 days later. Alphonso Lufkin death was caused by smoke inhalation injuries.