Milton, ND Fire, Oct 1914

Fire at Milton, North Dakota, October 4, 1914 Fire at Milton, North Dakota, October 4, 1914

BIG FIRE LOSS IS REPORTED AT MILTON

Plant of Milton Glove, Austin Garage and One Residence Said to Have Been Damaged.

Reports last night had it that Milton was visited Sunday by a serious fire which did considerable damage to the printing plant at that place, the Austin garage, in which several machines were stored, and the residence of Editor Peterson, publisher of the Milton Globe, whose plant, it is supposed, was referred to when the rumor stated, "printing plant."

The Milton telephone office closes at 10 o'clock and advices from Park River and Langdon could give no further information than that there was a serious fire at Milton Sunday p.m., in which the garage printing plant and a residence, said to be that of Mr. Peterson, were badly gutted.  The origin of the fire was unknown.

Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 6 Oct 1914

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FIRE LOSS $10,000.

Sunday Blaze at Milton Proved Expensive to Property Owners.

Milton, N. D., Oct 6. -- In a Sunday afternoon fire here a loss of about $10,000 to $12,000 was experienced.  The blaze started in the Wren fry restaurant, and destroyed the place, the Milton Motor company, the bowling alley and the residence of Carl Anderson.  It also damaged the office of the Milton Globe and Fred Hullin's building.

The fact that the high wind suddenly changed saved the rest of the business district of the city from destruction.

C. W. Plain owned two of the buildings destroyed.

It is believed men sleeping in a room in the restaurant building started the fire by throwing lighted cigarette butts on the floor.

Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 7 Oct 1914