Wichita, KS Office Building Fire, Jan 1911

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WICHITA CLOTHING STORE BURNS; LOSS HEAVY.

Wichita, Kas., Jan. 2. -- The four story Bitting office building and the Hermiss Clothing company store stock on the first floor were burned today.
Loss, $150,000. Insurance of $75,000 was carried.
Escaping gas caused the fire. Fireman BESSIE was dangerously frozen while fighting the fire in a temperature of three degrees below zero.

Billings Daily Gazette Montana 1911-01-03