Fond du Lac, WI Lumber Yard Fire, Sept 1895
A Big Lumber Yard Burned.
FOND DU LAC, Wis., Sept. 22. - The Moore & Galloway Lumber Company's yards caught fire this afternoon, and, with a heavy gale blowing from the southwest, the flames spread rapidly. Aid was asked from Oshkosh, Neenah, and Appleton, and the former city sent two engines and hose. The combined efforts of the departments were fruitless to stay the flames, which swept everything over a tract of thirty-two acres. The property destroyed was 10,000,000 feet of pine and hemlock lumber and warehouses filled with sashes, doors, and blinds; the company's mill, barns, and offices, eight Northwestern Railroad cars, two Wabash Railroad cars, and all the tramways and tracks on the grounds. The loss will aggregate $250,000, with about $100,000 insurance.
The New York Times, New York, NY 23 Sept 1895