Texarkana, TX Fire Apr 1895
DESTRUCTIVE BLAZE AT TEXARKANA.
Texarkana, Ark., April 15.---A fire broke out to-day at 2 o'clock in the dry rooms of the Central Coal and Coke company's mills at this place and destroyed $20,000 worth of property in timber and houses. A high wind was blowing at the time and blew the flames from the dry houses across the tracks of the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf road to a large boarding-house belonging to the company, which was consumed, and it in turn set fire two[sic] smaller houses near by and they were destroyed. The last houses wer[sic] insured for $3000 in the Imperial of London and Alamo of San Antonio, Tex. Had the wind been blowing from the north it would have detroyed[sic] the whole mill, which is valued up in the hundreds of thousands. The mill is protected by four fire plugs and many yards of hose, and at the first alarm the hands went to work, but the waterworks did not furnish the pressure necessary to throw the water to the roof of the burning building, and when the two fire companies from the city reached the scene it was handicapped with the same bad water service.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 16 Apr 1895