Savannah, GA Mill and Warehouse Fire, Jul 1896

HEAVY LOSS BY FIRE

A Mill and Warehouse Destroyed Near Savannah.

SAVANNAH, Ga., July 24.—Fire early this morning destroyed over $160,000 worth of property on the river front in this city. The fire, which reached alarming proportions by 1 o’clock, was not under control until after 3 o’clock. By that time it has destroyed the Planters Rice Mill, its granary and the large Duckworth warehouse, together with nearly 5000 bushels of rough rice and about the same quantity of cleaned rice.

The mill property was valued at $85,000, the rice at $50,000, while the loss on the Duckworth warehouse and its contents of cement and salt, belonging to C. M. Gilbert & Co., is placed at fully $40,000.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 25 Jul 1896