Racine, WI wagon works fire, Feb 1885

LARGE WAGON WORKS ON FIRE

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 10. - The large wagon works of Fish Brothers & Co., of this city, are in flames, and in consequence of the poor water supply for the Fire Department the entire establishment, with it contents, will probably be consumed. But a few days ago the proeprty inventoried at $450,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 11 Feb 1885
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A Disasterous Fire.

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 10. - A special to the Sentinel from Racine this evening says the wagon works of Fish Bros., & Co., of that place are in flames and in consequence of a poor water supply, for the fire department. The entire establishment with contents will probably be consumed. But a few days ago the property inventoried at $450,000.

LATER.

Late advices show that the fire is not as serious as at first supposed. It was brought under control with a loss not to exceed $20,000 which is fully covered by insurance.

Bismarck Daily Times, Bismarck, ND 11 Feb 1885