Sumpter, OR Town Destroyed By Fire, Aug 1917

Before the Fire Town On Fire

FIRE WIPES OUT A TOWN.

SUMPTER, ORE., SCENE OF BLAZE CAUSING DAMAGE OF A MILLION.

(By Associated Press.)
Baker, Ore., Aug. 14. -- Two miners are believed to have been burned to death in a fire which wiped out the business section of Sumpter late yesterday.
Several hundred persons are homeless. Food and tents are being sent from here. Estimates of the loss run from $500,000 to $1,000,000.

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern Wisconsin 1917-08-14