Duluth, MN fire, Mar 1896

AN EARLY BLAZE

Fire Does $500 Damage at 12 and 14 Second Avenue West.

STARTED AT 2:45 THIS MORNING

Prompt Action Saved the Building and Neighboring Structures.

Fire broke out early this morning in the building at 12 and 14 Second avenue west, occupied by J. H. Edwards & Co., dealers in paints and wall paper, and caused about $500 damage before being extinguished.

Officer McLennan saw flames issuing from the upper windows and turned in the alarm from box 41 about 2:45 o'clock. He was joined by William Carson, who aided in forcing the door open and entrance was obtained into the second story where the fire started. It was found to be unoccupied, Ed. Culver, the former tenant having left for Hot Springs recently. His furniture was still in the building. By prompt and effective work the fire department quenched the flames in short order. The damage will not exceed $500 and was mostly caused by water. The origin of the fire is unknown. The loss on the building was slight.

The Duluth News - Tribune, Duluth, MN 1 Mar 1896

Search for more information on this disaster and other train wrecks, fires, accidents, etc. in historical newspapers in the Newspaper Archive. You just might find your ancestors in old newspaper articles. Search for your ancestors among the billions of names at ancestry.com Find death records, census images, immigration lists and genealogy other databases for your surnames. Use this Free trial to search for your ancestors. Start Your Family Tree It's FREE and easy. Start with yourself, your parents, grandparents and you're on your way to building your family history! Get Started Now and build your family tree at ancestry.com. It's Free!