Duluth, MN livery stable fire, Jun 1909

FIVE BURNED TO DEATH.

Sixty-eight Horses Also Killed In a Fire at Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn., June 19. - Five men and sixty-eight horses were burned to death late this afternoon in a fare which partly destroyed the Board of Trade livery stable.

William Nichols, hostler; William Anderson, hostler; George Rock, and two other hostlers were killed.

The building was damaged to the extent of $30,000. It was owned by Barrett & Zimmerman, horse dealers, of St. Paul, who with Capt. D. E. Stephens conducted the livery business and owned most of the horses, although a large number of the animals were being boarded there.

The fact that the hostlers had lost their lives was not known until after the fire had been subdued, when firement in looking through the ruins discovered their charred bodies near the rear entrance.

The building was also used to store automobiles, and three of these were destroyed.

The New York Times, New York, NY 20 Jun 1909

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