Duluth, MN grain elevator fire, Jun 1908

DULUTH HAS $1,000,000 FIRE.

Elevator, 661,000 Bushels of Grain, and Dock Destroyed.

DULUTH, Minn., June 26. - Fire this afternoon destroyed Elevator "D" of the Consolidated Elevator Company and No. 1 dock and sheds of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company at Rice's Point to-day, causing a loss of more than $1,000,000.

Good work by a dozen tugboats, which aided the Fire Department, is probably all that saved the bay front at that point from being entirely swept away. The fire, which started from an explosion in Elevator "D," burned for over two hours. The losses are as follows: Elevator "D," $300,000; wheat, 377,000 bushels, $403,390; flax, 277,000 bushels, $274,670; barley, 7,000 bushels, $3,360; Norther Pacific Dock No. 1, $30,000. Total, $1,011,420.

The New York Times, New York, NY 27 Jun 1908