Enid, OK Business Section Fire, July 1901

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BIG FIRE AT ENID.

FOUR BLOCKS OF BUSINESS HOUSES ON THE PUBLIC SQUARE BURNED -- BUILDINGS DYNAMITED TO CHECK FLAMES.

Enid, Ok., July 15. -- Four blocks of business houses on the public square were destroyed by fire in less than three hours time by a fire that started after midnight Saturday night.
The water supply was inadequate and it was necessary to blow up buildings with dynamite to check the flames.
Owing to the continued drought everything burned like match wood. A light wind blowing from the southeast saved the eastern part of the town.
The total loss is estimated at slightly over $100,000.

Indian Journal Eufaula Oklahoma 1901-07-19