Weiser, ID Theatre Fire, May 1937

Flames Destroy Weiser Playhouse

WEISER, Idaho, May 21--(UP)--Firemen from three towns battled flames 300 feet high which destroyed the $75,000 Wheaton theatre here early today. Spectators said the flames were visible 15 miles.

A dust explosion scattered the flames to a neighboring grocery store and ten occupied apartments on the second floor. Firemen were knocked from their feet.

Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden, UT 21 May 1937

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