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Minneapolis, MN Fires, Aug 1908


Property Loss of $80,000---Chinaman Fatally Burned.

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 20.---Two fires in this city yesterday caused a property loss of nearly $80,000, and the sacrifice of one human life. A five-storey[sic] brick building on 108-10 Third street, occupied by the Painter, Norris company, manufacturers of overalls, and the Pioneer Publishing company, was badly damaged, with a loss of $40,000, by a spectacular fire which occurred at 6:30 o'clock last evening.

Entailing a loss of $30,000, another fire destroyed nearly the entire plant of the G. H. Tennant parquet flooring plant, Sixth avenue and Eighth street, southwest, at noon. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

Hing Lee, a Chinaman, was so terribly burned while trying to put out a fire in his laundry at 3031 Nicollet avenue last evening that he has since died of his injuries.

Manitoba Morning Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 21 Aug 1908

article | by Dr. Radut