Jamestown, ND Fire, Jun 1917


Blaze Sweeps Large Section of Business District---Origin Remains Mystery

Jamestown, N. D., June 11----Fire originating in a shed at the rear of the Ringuette livery barn here burned the structure to the ground, consumed the Cromble auto repair shop, the Lambert blacksmith shop, and unoccupied residence at the rear of the blacksmith shop and severely damaged many buildings in the vicinity here Saturday afternoon. Fanned by a strong south wind the flames spread rapidly and fire fighters were unable to do more than save buildings near by. The origin of the fire is unknown. The total loss is estimated at 35,000.

The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, ND 11 Jun 1917