St. Paul, MN Business Section Fire, Jan 1909
ST. PAUL SAVED AFTER BATTLE WITH FLAMES.
$600,000 IN BUILDINGS LEFT IN ASHES IN HEART OF THE BUSINESS SECTION.
RIVAL, MINNEAPOLIS, SENDS A HOSE CART.
ENTIRE FIRE FIGHTING STRENGTH USED TO PREVENT RUIN OF MINNESOTA TOWN.
St. Paul, Jun. 29. -- Fire started in a department store on Seventh street this evening and for a while threatened to devastate a large part of the business district of the city. As it was a half dozen buildings were almost wholly destroyed with an aggregate loss of about $600,000.
Favored by a high northwest wind, burning cinders were thrown flying over the business section of the city and the occupants of many buildings began to remove their property.
Minneapolis sent over an engine and a hose cart. Every piece of apparatus in St. Paul was used.
The severest loss was sustained by the White House Department Store, $145,000; California Wine House, $125,000; Woolworth 5 and 10 cent store, $100,000; Fey Hotel, $75,000; McQuaid Grocery Company, $100,000 and many other smaller losses.
Reno Evening Gazette Nevada 1909-01-30