Howell, MI Fire, Oct 1892

BURIED IN THE RUINS.

MANY BUILDINGS BURNED, TWO LIVES LOST, AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.

DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 5. - A special to the Free Press from Howell, Mich., says: "A disastrous fire, attended by loss of life, broke out at 1 o'clock this afternoon in the dry goods store of Monroe Brothers, and before it was controlled had consumed an entire block of brick buildings.

It is impossible at present to estimate the loss. The stores burned were: Monroe Brothers, dry goods; Gov. Winans, dry goods, clothing, &c.; E. McDaniels, saloon; Isaac W. Bush, grocieries; Bremer & Hencox, publishers of the Livingston Herald, and Hickey & Goodnows, hardware.

An explosion occured in the latter store before the fire reached it, demolishing the building and burying F. G. Hickey, the senior member of the firm, and Darwin Wines, a prominent builder, in the ruins. Their bodies were recovered at a late hour to-night.

Many others were more or less hurt, among whom is Mrs. Hickey. She is not seriously injured. Charles Goodnow of the firm is badly bruised and scratched. Oliver Cook is badly hurt. X. A. Farrell, a boy, had an arm broken. Frank Bailey was somewhat bruised. John Culver was badly cut about the face and hands with glass. A Mr. Isaacs, while helping to pull down walls after the fire was under control, was badly hurt and cannot live.

The New York Times, New York, NY 6 Oct 1892