Coleman, AB Powerhouse Fire, Nov 1922

Plant Destroyed in $300,000 Fire

One Man Missing in Fire That Razed Power-House in Alberta City; Missing Man Re-Entered Building to Secure Important Papers.

Coleman, Alta., Nov. 30.-One man is missing and property damage estimated at $300,000 resulted from a fire which destroyed the power house of the International Coal and Coke company here early today.

The power house supplied Coleman with water and light, and these services have been suspended indefinitely.

William Machin, night engineer, is missing. He left the building when it was considered unsafe to remain longer, but later, although warned no to do so, re-entered to procure some papers and has not been seen since.

Aberdeen American, Aberdeen, SD 1 Dec 1922