A Fire In The Shtetl?
I bought a copy of Tehilos Baruch after my friend Avraham Nisan of MySefer.com informed me that this sefer mentioned Rebbe Baruch of Medzhebuz's curse of my family's shtetl. With Chabakuk Elisha's translation assistance, below is the reference from Perek Heh of this sefer.
Our holy master [R' Baruch] and his holy brother of Sudilkov [the Degel Machaneh Ephraim] were close friends and they had great love for each other since childhood. Therefore he [R' Baruch] cursed the inhabitants of Sudilkov harshly for their lack of respect for his holy brother. We must know and understand that he was tzaddik whose level was as lofty as Atzilus and higher, and who worked on himself to reach his soul’s lofty level - to the point that he truly became a vehicle for it, so that this level was manifest in every part of him. He was a vessel through which the Shechina spoke, and was on the level of tzaddik who decrees and Hashem fulfills - and conversely, the tzaddik who when Hashem decrees, can nullify the decree.
The holy master (R’ Baruch of Medzhebuz) aside from the rest of the qualities of his soul’s source, being a vehicle for the attribute of complete kingship, he himself was a king in his own right in all his ways. And as such, anyone who opened his mouth against him was tantamount to a morid bemalchus (one who rebels against a king), and thus, is deserving of death.
Therefore his [R' Baruch's] curse that he placed on the town of Sudilkov for their sins would have wiped them all out, if not for the sweetening of the decree by other tzaddikim, and therefore only a portion of the homes there were destroyed by fire. If not for that, the entire city would have been destroyed.
Interestingly, I mentioned this story to the Sudilkover Rebbe in a recent converation and he said the he did not believe that it was true. He further questioned how a tzaddik could curse a shtetl with inocent men, women and children to be destroyed by fire for the sole purpose of defending a person's honor.
Since there are no footnotes relating to this in Tehilos Baruch, I would be curious to know what the source of this story is.