Williams, AZ Fire In Railroad Tunnel, Jan 1898

FIRE IN A SANTA FE TUNNEL.

A Cave-In Kills Roadmaster Lyons, and a Foreman Is Hurt

WILLIAMS, Arizona, Jan 18 -- Sparks from an engine set fire to the timbering in the Fairview Tunnel on the Santa Fe Road, nine miles west of here Sunday night. To-day while men were fighting the flames in the tunnel a mass of rocks and charred timbers caved in on them.
Roadmaster LYONS and Foreman MATTHEWS were caught. The others escaped with bruises. LYONS and MATTHEWS were rescued within a few minutes, but LYONS only survived a few hours. MATTHEWS may recover.

The New York Times 1898-01-19