Durham, NC Warehouse Fire, Oct 1897
BIG FIRE IN DURHAM.
News of a big fire in Durham reached Statesville yesterday. It is said the fire originated in a leaf tobacco warehouse and the report was that 20 tobacco factories and warehouses, 15 dwellings and 8 stores, and 6,000,000 pounds of leaf tobacco were burned. The fire departments of Raleigh and Greensboro went to the assistance of the Durham fire department.
The Landmark Statesville North Carolina 1897-10-15