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DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT COLORADO SPRINGS.

Issue 15 and Volume 24.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT COLORADO SPRINGS. On the afternoon of October 1,Colorado Springs Colo.,was visited with a fire which burned four blocks of frame buildings, four lumber yards, and destroyed the famous Antlers hotel, the popular resort for tourists, constructed and furnished at a cost of half a million dollars. The fire started at 2:30 by the explosion of a car of powder in the Rio Grande freight station, and spread to the lumber yards adjoining. Heroic efforts were made to stop the progress of the flames; but, owing to strong winds,the sparks were blown a long distance,and within a few minutes the lumber yards of the Cressy-Davis Company were on fire. The explosion of two cars filled with dynamite added to the force of the fire and scattered sparks round in every direction. Following the destruction of the first lumber yard, the yards of the Mellenway and Newton Lumber Companies…

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