Beaver Falls, PA Western File Works Fire, Apr 1880

Beaver Falls, Pa., File Works Burned; Loss $400,000


Pittsburg, April 19.-- The Western File works at Beaver Falls, Pa., caught fire at 10 o'clock in this morning, and totally destroyed the building, together with its stock and machinery. Loss estimated at $400,000; insurance 125,000. The origin of the fire is not known, but suspected to be a spark from the shovel factory. Over 200 hands are temporarily thrown out of employment.

The Dubuque Herald, Dubuque, IA 20 Apr 1880