Issue 16 and Volume 36.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT WINNIPEG. Special dispatch to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. WINNIPEG, MAN., October 12. Never in the history of the city of Winnipeg, nor, indeed, in that of the great Northwestern region of Canada, has such a disastrous fire been chronicled as that which has devastated the metropolis of the Northwestern territory of the Dominion. In two short hours two of the finest and most important business blocks in the city were totally destroyed and where this morning all was prosperity there is now only a heap of blazing buildings, a chaotic mass of fallen walls, charred timbers, and twisted iron. For, although the fire is completely under control, the flames are still bursting out at intervals from among the debris, and, from all appearances, it will be some days before they are extinguished. The loss is at least $700,000. with an insurance of apparently only about $300,000. The…

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