Reno, NE Business Section Fire, Mar 1879

RAGING FIRE.

Reno, Nev. -- A fire broke out at Reno last Sunday morning, and in three hours all the business part of the town was in ashes, the only houses escaping being the Masonic building with Hagerman & Schooling's grocery store on the first floor, and John Larcombes.
Two or three Central Pacific trains, including the lightning train, were destroyed.
The loss is estimated at $1,000,000 with about $150,000 insurance.
Five persons lost their lives:
MRS. JOHN PECK.
JOHN RILEY.
Three unknown tramps.

Columbus Journal Nebraska 1879-03-05